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DeKalb County, Illinois

County: DeKalb County, Illinois

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 41.9167, -88.7500

The Illinois legislature created DeKalb County in 1837, from Kane County. Later that year, Kane County residents voted to approve the creation of DeKalb County. Commissioners appointed for the purpose located the new county's seat at Orange. In 1839, county residents voted against removing the seat from Orange, and renamed the town Sycamore. Sycamore survived another similar vote in 1840, and has remained the county seat since.

An Act to Create Certain Counties Therein Named; An Act to Relocate the Seat of Justice of the County of De Kalb; An Act Permanently to Locate the Seat of Justice of the County of De Kalb; Henry L. Boies, History of DeKalb County, Illinois (Chicago: O. P. Bassett, 1868), 268-69, 372-73, 376-77, 381, 388-89.