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.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Belvidere) Boone County
(Mt. Carroll) Carroll County
(elizabtt) Hardin County
(Yorkville) Kendall County
(Dixon) Lee County
(Woodstock) McHenry County
05/25 Coming to The Oregon area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .