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Ogle County

About Ogle County

What is now Ogle County was once a part of the Northwest Territory.

In 1809 the Territory of Illinois was formed and included Wisconsin and Peninsular Michigan. In 1818 Illinois, in its present boundaries, became the 21st State to join the Union.

Ogle County was formed in 1836 from a part of Jo Daviess County.

The name, Ogle, was suggested by Thos. Ford in memory of Capt. Joseph Ogle who distinguished himself for his courage and coolness in the early days of the State’s history...

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