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Whiteside County, Illinois


Whiteside County administrative offices are located at 200 East Knox Street, Morrison, IL 61270; phone: 815-772-5100.

The county is named for General Samuel Whiteside, a native of Rutherford County, North Carolina. He served in the Indian Wars from 1812 to the close of the Black Hawk War. The county was established in 1836 and organized by May of 1839. The first county officers were: Nathaniel G. Reynolds, Elijah Worthington and John B. Dodge, commissioners; James C. Woodburn, Sheriff; Daniel B. Young, Probate Justice; David Mitchell, Treasurer; Charles B. Rood, Surveyor; Augustine W. Newhall, Recorder; Ivory Colcord, Coronor; and Guy Ray, County Clerk. [1]

  1. Charles Bent, editor, History of Whiteside County, Illinois, L.P. Allen, Printer and Binder, Morrison, IL, 1877.

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