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Whiteside County

Whiteside county is located in NW Illinois and bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The Rock River is a prominent waterway in the county, as well.

The county was created in 1836 from parts of Henry County and Jo Daviess County and it is named for Brigadier General Samuel Whiteside, a commander in the Black Hawk War of 1831-32. A little known fact is that Abraham Lincoln served as a Captain under Whiteside in that War.

The county seat is Morrison and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 59,606, a decrease of 580 over the 1990 census.

Ronald Reagan was born in the hamlet of Tampico just SE of Prophetstown.

For outdoor lovers, Morrison-Rockwood State Park is located just north of the county seat. In addition, the Big Bend SFWA and Prophetstown State Park are located here.

For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.

Additional information is available at these pages:

Location:Morrison Illinois

Other Illinois Counties nearby:
Bureau County
(Mt. Carroll)
Carroll County
Lee County
Ogle County
(Rock Island)
Rock Island County
Stephenson County

02/18 Coming to The Morrison area
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 .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.