Ogle county was established in 1836 from a part of Jo Daviess County
and is located in northwestern Illinois. Due to dissention over numerous issues including the location of the county seat, Lee County
was split off from the southern portion of the county in 1839.
The county is named for Cpt. Joseph Ogle who was noted for his courage and calm leadership.
The county seat is Oregon and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 50,954, an increase of 4,997 over the 1990 census. Oregon is also home to Castle Rock State Park for those who enjoy the outdoors. An impressive statue of Chief Black Hawk by Lorado Taft stands tall in the picturesque Lowden State Park in the Rock River Valley.
The 385-acre White Pines Forest State Park is located near Mt. Morris.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
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