Whiteside County, Illinois

county in Illinois, United States

Whiteside County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 58,498.[1] The county seat is Morrison.[2]

Whiteside County
Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison
Map of Illinois highlighting Whiteside County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°45′N 89°55′W / 41.75°N 89.91°W / 41.75; -89.91
Country United States
State Illinois
Founded1836
Named forSamuel Whiteside
SeatMorrison
Largest citySterling
Area
 • Total697 sq mi (1,810 km2)
 • Land684 sq mi (1,770 km2)
 • Water12 sq mi (30 km2)  1.8%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total58,498
 • Density85/sq mi (33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district17th
Websitewww.whiteside.org

Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan was born in the Whiteside County community of Tampico.

HistoryEdit

Whiteside County was founded in 1836 from parts of Jo Daviess and Henry counties. It was named for General Samuel Whiteside, an Illinois officer in the War of 1812 and Black Hawk War.

GeographyEdit

The county has a total area of 697 square miles (1,810 km2). It is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River.

Bordering countiesEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Galt
  • Malvern

Census-designated placeEdit

TownshipsEdit

Whiteside County is divided into these townships:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.

Other websitesEdit