Stockton, Illinois

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Stockton is a village in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,926 at the 2000 census.

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History

The village of Stockton is the youngest village in Jo Daviess County.[citation needed] It was established after the Minnesota Northwestern Railroad decided to build a station in Section 2 of Stockton Township in 1886, which through mergers later became named the Chicago Great Western Railway. The railroad tracks were removed in the early 1970s.[3]

What is now Front Street in Stockton was then a dirt road which served as the main thoroughfare to Lena. In April 1887, one Charles Hermann became Stockton's first business owner.[4]

In 1914, the Kraft Brothers opened a cheese factory in Stockton, and operated it until Kraft sold the facility in 1998.[5][6]

Geography

Stockton is located at 42°21′1″N 90°0′22″W / 42.35028°N 90.00611°W / 42.35028; -90.00611 (42.350357, -90.006127).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

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