Jo Daviess County, Illinois

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This Page is about the county in Illinois,
for other counties with similar names, see Daviess County.

Jo Daviess County is a county located in the northwest corner of U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 22,289. Its county seat is Galena, Illinois[1].

Jo Daviess County is part of the Tri-State Area and the Dubuque, Iowa, Galena, Illinois, Platteville, Wisconsin, metropolitan area. Jo Daviess County's population holds 13-15% of the area's population.

As part of the Driftless Area, Jo Daviess County is known for its extraordinarily scenic stretches of road and valley views.

Within Jo Daviess County lies Charles Mound, the highest natural point in Illinois.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,603.2 km2), of which 601 square miles (1,556.6 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (2.85%) is water.

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