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Title: DeKalb County Highway Commissioners, 1865-1951

ID: RHC/RC/326

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 11/00/2012

Subjects: DeKalb County (Ill), DeKalb County Highway Commission, Maps

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of historical plat maps for cities and townships in DeKalb County (Ill.) from 1865-1951. Also included are the meeting minutes of the DeKalb County Highway Commission from April 5, 1884- April 15, 1913.

Collection Historical Note

The DeKalb County Highway System was established in 1914. The first experimental cement highway was a segment laid near Malta. In 1920, DeKalb County had its first completely paved road with the finishing of Lincoln highway. Today, the DeKalb County Highway Department maintains 190 miles of bituminous-paved highways and 45 bridge structures on the county road system. These interconnect with over 800 miles of township roads and 141 township bridges of the 19 townships.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb County (Ill)
DeKalb County Highway Commission

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Box 1
Folder 1: Chadwick, Cornton, Cortland, Esmond, Hinckley, Malta, and Waterman, 1870-1948
Folder 2: DeKalb, 1899-1951
Folder 3: Genoa, Kingston, Kirkland, Sandwich, Somonauk, and Shabbona, 1888-1945
Folder 4: Sycamore, 1950
Folder 5: Townships 37-39, circa 1900s
Folder 6: Township 41 North, n.d.
Folder 7: Township 40-1 and 40-5, 1865-1945
Folder 8: Volume Minutes, DeKalb County Highway Commission, April 5, 1884-April 15, 1913

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