Winnebago County, Illinois map, 1870

Source: 1870 Winnebago County, Illinois Map, showing former townships of New Milford (annexed 1916)  and Guilford (annexed 1929), now part of Rockford Township.

Winnebago County Townships – 2012 map


Source:  Land Atlas and Plat Book Winnebago County Illinois 2012   p3


Harlem Township – 1957, Farm Plat map

Harlem Township

Source:  1957 Farm Plat map Winnebago County Illinois; Sponsored by the Union Grange, No. 811, Inc.


Winnebago County Townships – [2012]

Winn Cty Townsh

Source:  Winnebago County Land Atlas and Plat Book, Illinois, 2012

Atwood Homestead – Family History #2

Atwood Owen Twsp

Source (above):  “The History of Winnebago County, Ill.” R 977.33 W72, p623  published by H. F. Kett & Co. Chicago, 1877.

Atwood Pioneers - 1

Source (above and below): “The Pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Counties, Illinois who came before 1841”  R 929.37731 R883p  by Katherine E. Rowland, C.G., Gateway Press 1990, p 12-13

Atwood Pioneers - 2


Willow Creek Presbyterian Church

1 photo of church exterior and 1/2 page article

7300 Belvidere Rd., Harlem Township, Il (815) 885-3455

“John Greenlee arrived in area in 1836, and by 1841, 17 families who were formerly his Scottish neighbors joined him.”

Church established 1842.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Winter 2013, Vol. 10, No. 5, p 214