Created March 4, 1837 Welcome to Stephenson County, Illinois! Welcome to Stephenson County, Illinois!
Departments and Services
Animal Control 235-8276
Circuit Clerk and Court 235-8266
Coroner 801-5019
County Administrator 235-8277
County Board 235-8277
County Clerk and Recorder 235-8289
Emergency Management 599-0344
Health Department 235-8271
Highway Department 235-7497
Probation Office 235-8282
Public Defender 235-8365
Sheriff's Office 235-8252
State's Attorney 235-8279
Stephenson Nursing Center 235-6173
County Assessment Office 235-8260
Treasurer-Collector 235-8264
Zoning 599-0344

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"Itís a Fact"

Stephenson County...

  • Covers 568 square miles.
  • Takes its name from Colonel Benjamin Stephenson, who served as a colonel in the War of 1812 in the Illinois Militia. In 1813 he was appointed adjutant general of the territory. In 1814 Stephenson was elected delegate to Congress, where he served until 1816.
  • Was incorporated March 4, 1837.
  • Has a population of 47,711 (2010).
  • Was the site of the second Lincoln-Douglas Debate, August 27, 1858. A bronze statute of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas sits on the famous debate site.
  • Is the birth place to Jane Addams, of Hull-House and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.





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