Awards & Knox County, Illinois Flag Page

  Did You Know??

Abraham Lincoln &  Stephen A. Douglas, at Galesburg, Illinois, October 7, 1858

Barnabas Root, a black man in Illinois to get a degree from  Knox College Class of 1870.

Hiram Rhoades Revels was the first black man to be elected a U.S. Senator

Knox County is one of 102 counties in Illinois.

George Ferris, the man who invented the "Ferris Wheel" for the Columbian Exposition in 1893.

Knox County, Illinois now has it's own flag. It was designed by Rose Burgess, Lucretia Leffingwell Chapter, NSDAR.

 Congratulations Rose

the flag is now

available for sale: email me

Will be adding an ordering page soon.
The name "Illinois" comes from a Native American word meaning
"tribe of superior men."
The Illinois flag was created in a contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The prize of $25 was won by the Rockford Chapter. That design was presented by Senator Raymond D. Meeker and approved by the General Assembly on July 6, 1915.

Knox County was named for Henry Knox, a soldier of the Revolution who commanded the storming party at Stony Point, later a Major General and President George Washington’s Secretary of War



      I often visit project sites looking for information;

 after visiting your website I wish I had ancestors in Knox County, Illinois..

.you've done an outstanding job!

The site is listed on the winner's page

I'm pleased to attach a well deserved Heritage Award. 
Again, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your website. 

Thanks for the opportunity!

Anne S.
Heritage Awards

   Thanks, Ann, you & your company, for your compliments,
the award, and also I want to thank Kathy Mills who has
helped me a great deal in doing typing for my Knox Web site
if not for her many would not be on here today for your
pleasure & to benefit from. & Everyone else who has donated
information, photos, whatever to this web site this award
is also for you, too. Thank you everyone for all you do.
Let's keep up the good work here.....

Your friend Always,

Foxie Hagerty

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