Lynnville Township, Ogle County, Illinois
Lynnville Township is located in Ogle County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 642 and it contained 247 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.92 square miles, of which 34.9 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. City-data.com Midwest Government Info Illinois State Archives
Pine Rock Township, Ogle County, Illinois
Pine Rock Township is located in Ogle County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 985 and it contained 413 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.26 square miles, of which 38.23 square miles is land and 0.03 square miles is water. City-data.com Ogle County Official Site Illinois State Archives
Davis Junction, Illinois
Davis Junction is a village in Ogle County, United States. The population was 2,373 at the 2010 census, up from 491 in 2000. Named for Jeremiah Davis, it is located where the Illinois Railway Rockford Line and the Canadian Pacific Chicago Subdivision intersect along Illinois Route 72. Jeremiah Davis laid out Davis Junction in the 1870s, named the settlement for himself. A post office has been in operation at Davis Junction since 1875. Davis Junction is located at 42°6′7″N 89°5′37″W. According to the 2010 census, Davis Junction has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2000, there were 491 people, 165 households, 132 families residing in Davis Junction. The population density was 129.6 people per square mile. There were 172 housing units at an average density of 45.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 98.37% White, 0.41% Asian, 0.41% from other races, 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population. There were 165 households out of which 47.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.0% were non-families.
15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.37. In the village, the population was spread out with 34.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 37.9% from 25 to 44, 13.8% from 45 to 64, 7.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,375, the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $36,875 versus $22,917 for females; the per capita income for the village was $16,915. About 2.5% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 23.1% of those age 65 or over. Charles W. Baker, Illinois state legislator and farmer, owned a farm in Davis Junction
Flagg Township, Ogle County, Illinois
Flagg Township is located in Ogle County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,562 and it contained 5,525 housing units. Flagg Township was named for a pioneer settler. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.61 square miles, of which 35.52 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water. City-data.com Midwest Government Info Illinois State Archives
Stillman Valley, Illinois
Stillman Valley is a village in Marion Township, Ogle County, United States. It lies south of Rockford and west of Davis Junction; the population was 1,120 at the 2010 census, up from 1,048 in 2000. The village is located on the Iowa and Eastern Railroad, on the old Chicago Great Western Railway before it merged and was pulled up. Illinois Route 72 runs through the village, it is near the site of the first battle of the Black Hawk War of 1832. The war memorial for the Battle of Stillman's Run is located in this village. According to the 2010 census, Stillman Valley has a total area of all land. Stillman Valley was founded by European-American settlers in north central Illinois in 1876. A creek running through the community was named after Major Stillman of the Illinois Militia who on May 14, 1832 led troops in what became the first named battle of the Black Hawk War; the battle and the creek were called "Stillman's Run" after Stillman and his men fled the battlefield in the belief that they had been attacked by a superior force of Chief Black Hawk's warriors.
The day after the battle, Abraham Lincoln was with the militia who buried the dead soldiers from the battle. The village was named after Stillman Creek; the Stillman's Run Battle Site and burial ground are in present-day Stillman Valley. A large memorial to this battle was erected in 1901, it reads, in part: "Here, on May 14, 1832, the first engagement of the Black Hawk War took place. When 275 Illinois militiamen under Maj. Isaiah Stillman were put to flight by Black Hawk and his warriors." As of the census of 2000, there were 1,048 people, 395 households, 295 families residing in the village. The population density was 735.7 /sq mi. There were 417 housing units at an average density of 292.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.23% White, 0.29% African American, 0.67% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.48% from other races, 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population. There were 395 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.3% were non-families.
23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.14. In the village, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $46,845, the median income for a family was $54,792. Males had a median income of $36,635 versus $28,250 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,036. About 4.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over. They are state champions in high school football 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2013. Stillman Valley has a Board of Trustees; the Village President serves a four-year term as well.
The Village President is the Honorable Becky Waltrip. Becky Waltrip is the first woman elected as Village President. Ogle County Election Results 16th Congressional District represented by Adam Kinzinger. Adam Kinzinger Official Website Illinois Senate District 45 represented by Tim Bivins. Illinois Representative District 90 represented by Tom Demmer. Illinois Election Information Jim Mays served from 2005 - 2013 James Leather served from 1984 - 2004 Stillman Valley elected Mike Blomgren, an 18-year-old high school senior, as its mayor in 1976. Stillman Valley is in the Meridian Unified School District The school district has four schools and covers 125 square miles; the schools are Highland Grade School, Monroe Center School, Meridian Junior High School and Stillman Valley High School. The high school is well known in Illinois for excellent academic and sports programs. A November 28, 2009 headline from the Rockford Register Star proclaims it, "Valley of The Champions" in reference to the boys football program with state championships in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2009, 2013.
John A. Atwood and Illinois state legislator George Bird, center fielder with the Rockford Forest Citys Dan Godfread, center with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Houston Rockets Frank White, the eighth Governor of North Dakota Joshua White and Illinois state legislator Stillman Valley official website Battle of Stillman's Run Abraham Lincoln Online
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Mount Morris, Illinois
Mount Morris is a village in Mount Morris Township, Ogle County, United States. The population was 2,998 at the 2010 census, down from 3,013 in 2000. Mount Morris is located at 42°2′51″N 89°26′2″W. According to the 2010 census, Mount Morris has a total area of all land; the village is crossed from east to west by Illinois Route 64. Route 64 continues eastward to Chicago and westward into Iowa, where is keeps its numeric designation. Mt. Morris is home of the Illinois Freedom Bell, located in the town square; the area, now the town square used to be the campus of one of Illinois' first institutes of higher learning, Mount Morris College. It was first a Methodist school and was affiliated with the Church of the Brethren; the college closed due to hard economic times. The village's old Junior High School, while undergoing demolition, caught fire and burned forcing the school district to be merged with the Oregon School District in 1993. On February 12, 2004, the Rahn Elementary School was lost to fire.
This resulted in the reorganization of the Oregon School District. The former Oregon city elementary and middle schools were merged into a single elementary school; the Mt. Morris Highschool has since been used as the middle school for the district; the town is home of a large group of lustron homes in IL. These can be located on First street,Hannah avenue, Sunset lane; the town has a total of 18 lustrons. The houses were built here to meet a shortage of housing for a local printing company. Parks include Dillehay Park, Mounder Park, Zickuhr Park. Dillehay Park is located in the southeast portion of the village. Zickuhr Park is located in the western part of town, has one softball diamond, basketball courts, an array of playground equipment. Mounder Park houses a skating park, a pavilion, the playground equipment, donated and relocated by the school after the Rahn Elementary School fire; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,013 people, 1,259 households, 810 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,585.1 people per square mile.
There were 1,337 housing units at an average density of 1,147.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 97.15% White, 0.17% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% of the population. There were 1,259 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.86. In the village, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, 22.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,333, the median income for a family was $51,019. Males had a median income of $39,323 versus $20,840 for females; the per capita income for the village was $20,326. About 6.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. Samuel M. Hitt House White Pines Forest State Park White Pines State Park Lodge and Cabins Description of Mount Morris Mt. Morris Public Library Mt. Morris Fire Department Oregon-Mt. Morris School merger The Kable Brothers Company Mt. Morris History