Boone County

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Boone County is named for Daniel Boone, who was a famous Kentucky settler.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Rock County, Wisconsin and Walworth County, Wisconsin 

E – McHenry County

S – DeKalb County

W – Winnebago County


Created:  March 4, 1837                                                             Map of Illinois highlighting Boone County

County Seat: 

Belvidere      1837 – present


County Courthouse – Belvidere


Location:  601 North Main Street / East Menominee Street

Built:  1854 – 1855

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  E Smith of Chicago

Contractor:  John Higby


Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a central tower with two arched entrances on the first story. The tower rises to a white square wood structure with white wood cupola at the top. The windows have arched stone trim at the top. Along the southeast is a low two story concrete addition constructed in 1958. On the south side is the old Record Office constructed in 1878. The contractor was Rueben Cook and the supervisor was Ira D Hill. In 1986, the buildings were renovated. The architect was William J Johnannnes and the contractor was Klobucar Constructionn Company. Inc. In 210, the buildings were remodeled. The architect was Richard L Johnnson Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Rockford Structures Construction Company.


County Administration – Belvidere




Location:  1212 Logan Avenue /  Belividere Road

Built:  2008 – 2009

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Richard L Johnnson Associates, Inc.

Contractor:  Rockford Structures Construction Company


Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The roof line is flat.



County Courthouse -  Belvidere













Photos taken 2008