113 S. Hennepin Ave.

Dixon, IL 61021

Tues, Wed, Fri 10 – 4

Sat 9am – Noon


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Welcome to the Lee County Historical and Genealogical Society, located at 113 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, Illinois. We hope you find your visit to our library or site to be a productive and pleasurable experience. Our volunteers work tirelessly to provide accurate and relevant information to our members.

Members have access to indexed material such as Lee County Histories, Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, Lee County and Dixon Newspapers, and Plat Books. You can become a member and search your family history or you can have us do the research. Either way we are glad you are here!

Member Indexes Available

Latest News


Jan-Feb 2024 Newsletter

Thanks to all our Volunteers and Members for a
wonderful year. We’ve been delighted with your
questions, challenged with yourrequests, and thrilled for
all the membership renewals as well as new ones.
I’d like to recap what took place this year, regarding
how well we work with our Lee County Communities.
Provided information about past and present
businesses, homes, schools, churches, cemeteries,
landmarks, and properties.
Provided education during the 4th Grade
Architectural Tours with historic information about
President’s Park, such as, Young Lincoln-the soldier;
Fort Dixon; Dixon Ferry; John Dixon; Old Settler’s
Cabin; In 2024 we will work at incorporating the history
of Truesdell Bridge.

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November – December 2023 Newsletter

Wow, it’s November already. I really enjoy the
breathtaking changes of colors that nature provides us,
with bursts of yellows, splashes of variations of reds and
oranges in trees and bushes. It’s a lovely time to take a
drive to Lowell Park or Route 2 to Oregon. What’s even
better is to share the scenic outing with a friend or
neighbor that is unable make the trip themselves. It’s
sure to bring a smile to all.

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September-October 2023 Newsletter

Pleased to report that the program held in July,
“How Dixon Became the Great Stagecoach Transfer
Station” by Tom Wadsworth, was a magnificent success
with 86 in attendance. Several of which were eager to
stay around to have refreshments and discussions with
Tom. Our special Thanks to Pastor Tim Mitchell and
Jodi who made this all possible by opening their doors
and accommodating our needs.

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