Preserving Land — Now & Forever

Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss

Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daveiss, 1774-1811.

(Note the accurate spelling of his name here.)

Photo courtesy Galena History Museum

Jo Daviess County, home to just 22,000 people in northwest Illinois, welcomes thousands more visitors each year. Residents and guests alike enjoy a setting that blends history and architecture with scenic terrain, picturesque farms, and friendly towns and villages.

The mix of valleys, ridges, and Mississippi River blufflands offers a variety of habitats to explore from a variety of perspectives, birding to botanizing, bicycling to hot-air ballooning, canoeing to gourmet cooking.

No other part of the state has resources like this, cared for by a citizenry so keen on stewardship.