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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Henry County typically starts with "977.338". Some common subject headings for Henry County are:

Henry County (Ill.) --Biography.
Henry County (Ill.) --History.
Henry County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

The biographical record of Henry County, Illinois. Chicago : S.J. Clarke, 1901.
Call Number: 920.077338 B52

Kiner, Henry L., 1851- History of Henry County, Illinois, by Henry L. Kiner. Also biographical sketches of many representative citizens of the county … Chicago : The Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910.
Call Number: 977.338 K57H

History of Henry county, Illinois : it’s taxpayers and voters; containing also, a biographical directory, a condensed history of the state; map of the county; a business directory...etc. Chicago : H. F. Kett, 1877.
Call Number: 977.338 K51H

Polson, Terry Ellen. Corn, commerce and country living : a history of Henry County, Illinois / edited by Terry Ellen Polson ; illustrated by Larry R. Garrett. Moline, Ill. : Desaulniers, 1968.
Call Number: 977.338 P76C


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Standard atlas of Henry County, Illinois : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference business directory … Chicago : G.A. Ogle, 1911.
Call Number: F. 912.77338 OG5S

Map of Henry County, Illinois [map] / compiled and published by P. Holmes; engraved, printed, colored & mounted by Edw. Mendel. [Chicago, Ill.] : P. Holmes, 1860.
Call Number: G4103.H61860 .H61980

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... Henry County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Cambridge, Ill. : Distributed by Henry County Farm Bureau,
Call Number: Q. 912.77338 R59T1

General Map Company. Plat book, Henry County, Illinois. [cartographic material]. Rockford, Ill., 1954.
Call Number: Q. 912.77338 G28P


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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