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Jo Daviess County, Illinois

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Official Website

Jo Daviess County was formed in 1827 and was named for Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, United States District Attorney for Kentucky, who was killed in 1811 at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Maj. Daveiss' name was widely misspelled and locals pronounce it as 'Davis'.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Apple River
  • East Dubuque
  • Elizabeth
  • Galena (County Seat)
  • Hanover
  • Menominee
  • Nora
  • Scales Mound
  • Stockton
  • Warren

Other Townships & Communities: Apple Canyon Lake, Berreman, Council Hill, Derinda, Dunleith, East Galena, The Galena Territory, Guilford, Nora, Pleasant Valley, Rawlins, Rice, Rush, Thompson, Vinegar Hill, Wards Grove, West Galena and Woodbine



Galena History Museum

Genealogy Trails

Upper Mississippi River Nat'l Wildlife & Fish Refuge (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Stagecoach Trail