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Kane County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a
population of 515,269, making it
the fifth-most populous county in Illinois. Kane County was
created on January 16, 1836. The county
seat is Geneva. The county is named
for Elias Kane (1794-1835), United States Senator from Illinois.
Kane County is one of the collar counties of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named for Senator Elias K. Kane, first Secretary of State of Illinois.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Kane County was created on January 16, 1836 (Laws, 1836, p. 273) and was formed from unorganized land (La Salle
County ) and Cook County. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: LaSalle County (1835-1836), Putnam
County (1825-1835), Fulton County (1823-1825), Pike County (1821-1823), Clark County (1819-1821), Crawford County
(1816-1819), Edwards County (1815-1816), Madison County (1812-1815), St. Clair County (1801-1812) and Knox,
Northwest Territory (1790-1801).
The County was named for Elias Kent Kane, a pioneer lawyer, Territorial judge, prominent member of the Constitutional Convention of 1818, first Secretary of State of Illinois, and later United States Senator. The County Seat is Geneva (1836-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 524 square miles (1,357 km2), of which, 520 square miles (1,348 km2) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km2) of it (0.69%) is water.
Kane county is located in north Illinois. The largest cities are
situated along the Fox River. Part of James "Pate" Philip State Park is
located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: