Thursday, November 17, 2011

USA - Illinois - Historic Lee County

Upper Left : Amboy Depot Museum, Amboy, IL
Upper Right : H.I. Lincoln Building, Franklin Grove, IL
Lower Left : Franklin Creek Grist Mill, Franklin Grove, IL
Lower Right : Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, IL

Sent by McCoy Family, a postcrosser from Illinois, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 36,031, which is a decrease of 0.1% from 36,062 in 2000. Its county seat is Dixon.

The Dixon Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Lee County.

Lee County was formed in 1839 out of Ogle County. The County is named in honor of Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress. The Declaration of Independence was adopted pursuant to Lee's Resolution.

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