Fox River (Northern Illinois)

County: McHenry, Kane, Kendall, La Salle

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 41.3436, -88.8405

Beginning in Wisconsin, the Fox River meanders generally south until it reaches the southern border of Kane County, Illinois, and then runs southwest until it converges with the Illinois River at Ottawa. It served as a water source for the Illinois and Michigan Canal.

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fox River, accessed June 6, 2018,; "Fox River and its Watershed," last modified June 28, 2007, accessed June 6, 2018,; John H. Krenkel, Illinois Internal Improvements 1818-1848 (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch, 1958), 112, 195.