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For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Jo Daviess County typically starts with "977.334". Some common subject headings for Jo Daviess County are:

Jo Daviess County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Jo Daviess County (Ill.) --Biography.
Jo Daviess County (Ill.) --History.
Jo Daviess County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

History of Jo Daviess County, Illinois : containing a history of the county--its cities, towns, etc. … Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1977.
Call Number: 977.334 H6291977

Prairie Farmers’ directory of Jo Daviess County, Illinois : complete directory of the farmers of Jo Daviess County, with valuable information about each farm. Breeders’ directory, giving full classified list of breeders of purebred livestock and poultry. Business directory, giving list of all business houses in Jo Daviess County. Valuable statistics and general information / by Prairie Farmer Publishing Company. Thomson, Ill. : Heritage House, [197-]
Call Number: 630.025773343 P884

Portrait and biographical album of Jo Daviess and Carroll counties, Illinois, containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States. Chicago : Chapman Brothers, 1889.
Call Number: 977.334 P838

Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. by Newton Bateman, LL. D., Paul Selby, A.M.; and history of Jo Daviess County, ed. by Hon. William Spensley … Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1904.
Call Number: 977.323 B31H


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


Land atlas & plat book ... Jo Daviess County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Elizabeth, Ill. : Distributed by Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau, 1976-
Call Number: Q. 912.77334 R59T1

Combined atlases and plat books of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1872, 1893, 1913. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1980.
Call Number: Q. 912.77334 C733

Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [19--] -[ 196-]
Call Number: Q. 912.77334 R59T

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, including a plat book … Chicago, 1913.
Call Number: F. 912.77334 OG5S


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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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