Roscoe, Illinois

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Roscoe is a village in Winnebago County, Illinois, a suburb of Rockford incorporated in 1965[1]. The village is in a suburban area along the Rock River. It is part of the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,244. Since then, the area has been undergoing a period of rapid growth, with Census Bureau workers in 2005 estimating that the population is now around 10,000. [2] There have been numerous border disputes with its neighbor to the west, Rockton, Illinois and development and annexations continue by both villages. Recent growth has included the Promontory Ridge and Hidden Creek custom home subdivisions east of the Illinois Tollway, I-39/I-90.



Tornado of 1944 and 2003

In 1944, a tornado has ripped through northern Winnebago County, apparently Roscoe, in 1944. This was described by resident, Nola Carnine's grandmother. It caused damage to Kinnikinnick. Apparently, according to the picture of the damage, it was around F2 - F3 strength. In 2003, a tornado has ripped through Roscoe, on May 30. The only damage confirmed, was broken glass at the gas station near McDonalds.


Roscoe is located at 42°24′53″N 89°0′38″W / 42.41472°N 89.01056°W / 42.41472; -89.01056 (42.414841, -89.010470)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 9.3 square miles (24.1 km²), of which 9.2 square miles (24.0 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km², 0.75%) is water.


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