Freeport the capital of Stephenson County is a thriving town on the Pekatonica River at the junction of the Chicago and Galena the Illinois Central and Western Union Railways 121 miles west of Chicago 51 miles south of Galena and 67 miles from Dunleith. It contains a good hotel several handsome churches and three newspaper offices. Present population estimated 8,600.
Appletons' hand-book of American travel: containing a full description of ... the United States and British provinces
Edward Hepple Hall
D. Appleton & Co., 1869 - Canada - 518 pages