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Woodford County, Illinois

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Woodford County is part of what was formerly the homelands of several Native American peoples, including the Potawatomi,[3] the Meskwaki,[4] and the Sauk peoples. It was located just south of the land of the Illiniwek. The western portion of the county in particular shows much archeological evidence of having supported extensive First Nations populations.

The county was established in 1841 and named for Woodford County, Kentucky, which in turn was named for General William Woodford, an officer of the American Revolutionary War who served at the brutal military encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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Cities, Villages, Townships & Communities

Bay View Gardens | Benson | Cazenovia | Clayton | Congerville | Cruger | Deer Creek (part) | El Paso (part) | Eureka (County Seat) | Germantown Hills | Goodfield (part) | Greene | Kansas | Kappa | Linn | Lowpoint | Metamora | Minonk | Montgomery | Olio | Palestine | Panola | Partridge | Peoria Heights (part) | Roanoke | Secor | Spring Bay | Washburn (part) | Woodford | Worth



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