For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Knox County typically starts with "977.349". Some common subject headings for Knox County are:
Knox County (Ill.) --Biography.
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Perry, Albert James, 1841- History of Knox County, Illinois, its cities, towns and people. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1912.
Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman [and] Paul Selby; and Knox County, edited by W. Sheldon Gale [and Geo. Candee Gale] Chicago, Munsell Pub. Co., 1899.
Annals of Knox County : commemorating centennial of admission of Illinois as a state of the Union in 1818 / authorized by the Board of Supervisors. Galesburg, Ill. (P.O. Box 13, Galesburg 61401) : Knox County Genealogical Society, c1980.
Portrait and biographical album of Knox county, Illinois, containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. Also containing a history of the county from its earliest settlement up to the present time. Chicago : Biographical publishing company, 1886.
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Atlas of Knox County Illinois ; containing maps of every township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington Territory, Kansas, Dakota, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, United States, the World, and other valuable information. From actual surveys and official records. Chicago : J. H. Earle, 1891.
Map of Knox County, Illinois / compiled, drawn, & published from county records, actual surveys, & personal examination by M.H. Thompson. Galesburg, Ill. : Knox County Genealogical Society, 1983.
The standard map of Knox County, Illinois [map] / Hixson Map & Lithographing Co. Galesburg, Ill. : The Republican-Register, 
Prairie farmer’s directory of Knox County, Illinois. Chicago : Compiled and published by Prairie Farmer Pub. Co.,.
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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