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Illinois County Map

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Description : Map depicts the geographical location of all the counties in Illinois state of USA. Disclaimer
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Illinois is home to 102 counties and most of them were named after the prominent leaders of the United States,
particularly those who participated in the American Revolutionary War and the soldiers from the War of 1812 and the Battle of Tippecanoe. Besides, one will also find several counties that got their names from either natural features or from counties of other states. The Douglas County was named after Stephen A. Douglas while the Calhoun County got its name from John C. Calhoun. There are handful of counties that got their names from Southerners, emphasizing the fact that the state was a part of Virginia for some time and was inhabited by this tribe. However, there aren’t any counties named post the Northern leaders of the Civil War.

Some of the counties of Illinois are cited below:

Calhoun County: This narrow peninsula is located between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. The county got its name from John C. Calhoun and was organized in the year 1825. The county carves a niche for its apples and peaches and its county seat lies in Hardin. The adjacent counties are Jersey County, Lincoln County (Missouri), Pike County (Illinois), St. Charles County (Missouri), Greene County, and Pike County (Missouri).

The major attractions of this county are: Calhoun County Barn Quilts, Joe Page Bridge, Brussels Visitors Center, Brussels Ferry, and Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge.

For education, one can count on options like Calhoun City High School, Calhoun City Middle, Calhoun City Elementary, Bruce High School, Bruce Elementary and Upper Elementary School, Vardaman High School, and Vardaman Elementary.

Adams County: The County is located in west central region of Illinois and the major population resides in the Quincy city. The county was formed in 1825 and was named after John Quincy Adams. The “Gem City” of Illinois – Quincy is its county seat. In 1950, the courthouse was introduced, but then a wide-ranging project was accomplished by 1997.

On a trip to the Adams County, some of the must see attractions, include Adams County Fair,, Bayview Bridge, Burton Cave, Fall Creek Scenic Park, Golden Windmill, John Wood Mansion, Saukenauk Scout Reservation, Siloam Springs State Park, Spirit Knob Winery, Villa Katharine, Wavering Park, Quincy Community Theater, etc.

Those willing to pursue education here can count on options, like Chaddock School, St. James Lutheran School, Quincy Christian School, Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, St. Dominic Catholic School, St. Francis Solanus Catholic School, Quincy Notre Dame High School, St. Peter Catholic School, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, John Wood Community College, and Quincy University.

Boone County: The county was formed from Winnebago County in the year 1837 and got its name from Daniel Boone, a pioneer of Kentucky. Belvidere city is its county seat. The county is bordered by Rock County on the north, DeKalb County on the south, McHenry County on the east, and Winnebago County on the west. This is the smallest among the "northern tier" of counties and is stretched across an approximate area of 290 square miles.

The major attractions of this county are Boone County Conservation District/Pioneer Cabins, Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone County Historical Museum, and Boone County Community Building Complex.

The county is home to two school districts and both are noted for their public education facilities. The Belvidere Community School District houses over 8,400 students. Besides, the district also includes seven elementary schools, two senior high schools, two middle schools and one special education school. On the other hand, the North Boone Community School District serves the areas of Capron, Caledonia, Poplar Grove, and non-integrated Boone County. It is home to nearly 1,800 students and there are one middle school, one upper elementary, and three elementary schools in this district.

Douglas County: This County lies east of the state’s central location and is stretched across an approximate area of 410 square miles. Tuscola city is its county seat. The county was organized in the year 1859 and got its name from Stephen A. Douglas. The adjacent counties are Champaign County, Vermilion County, Edgar County, Coles County, Moultrie County, and Piatt County.

Some of the attractions that are worth visiting on tour to Douglas County are Douglas Hart Nature Center and the Douglas County Museum.

For higher education, the county offers a wealth of options like Arcola High School, Arcola; Arthur Junior-Senior High School, Arthur; Tuscola High School, Tuscola; and Villa Grove High School, Villa Grove.

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Illinois Counties List
County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Adams County68277856.63
Alexander County9590236.38
Bond County17633380.2
Boone County41786281.27
Brown County6950305.65
Bureau County35503868.56
Calhoun County5084253.82
Carroll County16674444.21
Cass County13695375.9
Champaign County179669996.81
Christian County35372709.06
Clark County17008501.5
Clay County14560469.25
Clinton County35535474.23
Coles County53196508.29
Cook County5376741945.68
Crawford County20452443.53
Cumberland County11253346.02
DeKalb County88969634.16
De Witt County16798397.58
Douglas County19922416.86
DuPage County904161333.61
Edgar County19704623.55
Edwards County6971222.35
Effingham County34264478.7
Fayette County21802716.49
Ford County14241485.9
Franklin County39018412.08
Fulton County38250865.62
Gallatin County6445323.73
Greene County14761543.09
Grundy County37535419.9
Hamilton County8621435.16
Hancock County20121794.62
Hardin County4800178.33
Henderson County8213378.81
Henry County51020823.21
Iroquois County313341116.43
Jackson County59612588.12
Jasper County10117494.4
Jefferson County40045570.96
Jersey County21668369.16
Jo Daviess County22289601.08
Johnson County12878344.63
Kane County404119520.44
Kankakee County103833676.75
Kendall County54544320.58
Knox County55836716.28
Lake County644356447.56
La Salle County1115091134.92
Lawrence County15452371.98
County NamePopulationArea (sq. mi.)
Lee County36062725.36
Livingston County396781043.76
Logan County31183618.14
McDonough County32913589.27
McHenry County260077603.51
McLean County1504331183.53
Macon County114706580.52
Macoupin County49019863.57
Madison County258941725.02
Marion County41691572.26
Marshall County13180386.06
Mason County16038538.94
Massac County15161239.05
Menard County12486314.25
Mercer County16957561.02
Monroe County27619388.29
Montgomery County30652703.8
Morgan County36616568.76
Moultrie County14287335.6
Ogle County51032758.83
Peoria County183433619.52
Perry County23094440.96
Piatt County16365440.02
Pike County17384830.3
Pope County4413370.86
Pulaski County7348200.79
Putnam County6086159.8
Randolph County33893578.42
Richland County16149360.14
Rock Island County149374426.75
St. Clair County256082663.81
Saline County26733383.31
Sangamon County188951868.18
Schuyler County7189437.31
Scott County5537250.92
Shelby County22893758.51
Stark County6332287.94
Stephenson County48979564.18
Tazewell County128485648.86
Union County18293416.16
Vermilion County83919899.08
Wabash County12937223.47
Warren County18735542.52
Washington County15148562.61
Wayne County17151713.9
White County15371494.87
Whiteside County60653684.77
Will County502266836.94
Williamson County61296423.41
Winnebago County278418513.74
Woodford County35469527.95



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