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Freeport Funeral Homes

  • none The Civil War era Soldiers' Monument and the Stephenson County Courthouse in Freeport.

    Places

    Freeport is also known as: Stephenson County / Freeport city.

    Freeport contains: Oscar Taylor House.

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  • Calista Flockhart (actor) was born in Freeport.

    Interesting Facts

    Some of the notable people born here have been: Calista Flockhart (actor), Gerald McClellan (professional boxer), Geoff Rodkey (screenwriter and author), Ravi Patel (actor), Tuffy Gosewisch (baseball player), Kim Hughes (coach), and Shaun Daley (actor).

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  • Location in the state of Illinois

    History

    Freeport is a city in — and the county seat of — Stephenson County, Illinois. The mayor of Freeport is George W. Gaulrapp, elected in 2005. Originally called Winneshiek, the municipality when it was incorporated took its name from the generosity of Tutty Baker, who was credited with running a "Free Port" on the Pecatonica River. The name 'Winneshiek' was later adopted, and is preserved to this day, by the Freeport Community Theatre Group. In 1837, Stephenson County was formed and in 1838, Freeport became its seat of government. Linked by a stagecoach with Chicago, the community grew rapidly. In 1840, a frame courthouse was erected and the first school was founded. Within two years, Freeport had two newspapers and in 1853, the two were joined by a third which published in German. By then, the community had a population of 2,000. On August 27, 1858, the second debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas took place in Freeport and gave the nation direction in the following years. Although Stephen Douglas won the election and retained his U. Senate seat, his reply to a question on slavery alienated the South, which called it the...

    The official website for the city of Freeport is http://www.ci.freeport.il.us/.

    There are currently 7 funeral home listings for the city of Freeport, Illinois. Looking for Freeport cemeteries?

All Funeral Homes in Freeport
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Burke-Tubbs Funeral Homes
504 N Walnut Ave Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
2514 Il Route 26 S Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Freeport City Cemetery
902 W Lincoln St Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Grandview Cemetery Association
807 S Adams Ave Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Oakland Cemetery & Mausoleum
2619 W Pearl City Rd Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Schwarz Funeral Home
816 S Galena Ave Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032


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Walker Mortuary Limited
321 W Main St Send flowers
Freeport, IL 61032

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