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For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Stephenson County typically starts with "977.333". Some common subject headings for Stephenson County are:

Stephenson County (Ill.) --History.
Stephenson County (Ill.) --Biography.
Stephenson 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

Portrait and biographical album of Stephenson County, Ill.: 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 Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. Chicago : Chapman Bros., 1888.
Call Number: 977.333 C36

The History of Stephenson County, Illinois, containing ... biographical sketches ... war record ... statistics ... portraits of early settlers ... history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, &c. … Chicago : Western Historical Co., 1880.
Call Number: 977.333 H62211973

Prairie Farmer’s directory of Stephenson County, Illinois / compiled and published by Prairie Farmer Publishing Co. [Freeport, Ill. : Stephenson County Genealogical Society, 1988?]
Call Number: 929.377333 P8841988

In the foot-prints of the pioneers of Stephenson County, Illinois : a genealogical record. Freeport, Ill. : Pioneer Pub. Co., 1900.
Call Number: 920.077333 IN91970


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


Combined 1871 Combination atlas map of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1913 Standard atlas and 1894 Plat book.
Call Number: Q. 912.77333 C733

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Stephenson County, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States, and world… Chicago, 1913.
Call Number: F. 912.77333 OG5S

Hutchinson and Nesbit (Cedarville, Ill.) Stephenson County, Illinois, plat book [cartographic material]. Cedarville, c1947.
Call Number: 912.77333 H97S

North West Publishing Company, comp. Plat book of Stephenson County, Illinois. Drawn from actual surveys & county records by the North West Publishing Co. [n.p.] : North West Pub. Co., 1894.
Call Number: F. 912.77333 N81P

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... Stephenson County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1979-
Call Number: Q. 912.77333 R59TR1

Walling, Henry Francis, 1825-1888. Map of the County of Stephenson, Illinois [map] / from surveys under the direction of H.F. Walling ; surveyed and drawn by C.T. Dunham ; engraved, printed, colored & mounted at H.F. Wallings map establishment. New York : C.T. Dunham, 1859.
Call Number: G4103.S91859 .D81980


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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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