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Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a
population of 114,736. Kendall County was
created on February 19, 1841. The county
seat is Yorkville. The county is named for Amos
Kendall, Andrew Jacksons' Postmaster General.
Kendall County is included in the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was the fastest-growing county in the United States between the years 2000 and 2010.
The County was named for Amos Kendall, a successful politician and journalist, Postmaster General under Jackson, and as partner of S.F.B. Morse, the inventor of the electric telegraph, he contributed largely to the commercial success of that invention.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Kendall County was created on February 19, 1841 (Laws, 1841, p. 75) and was formed from La Salle and Kane Counties.
Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Kane County (1836-1841), LaSalle County (1831-1841), Putnam County
(1825-1831), 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
The County was named for Amos Kendall, a successful politician and journalist, Postmaster General under Jackson, and as partner of S.F.B. Morse, the inventor of the electric telegraph, he contributed largely to the commercial success of that invention. The County Seat is Yorkville . Prior County Seats was Yorkville (1841-1845), Oswego (1845-1864) and Yorkville (1864-Present). The historic courthouse in Yorkville built in 1864 was used until 1998 when the new courthouse was completed. The building is currently undergoing extensive restoration.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 323 square miles (836 km2), of which, 321 square miles (830 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) of it (0.65%) is water.
Kendall county is located in north Illinois. Silver Springs
State Fish & Wildlife Area is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows:
The northern half of the county is in Community College District 516 and is served by Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, Aurora, and Plano. The southern half is in Community College District 525 and is served by Joliet Junior College in Joliet.