Ogle County, IL is large, mostly rural county of slightly over 50K residents, approximately 220 employees, many businesses and manufactures, in the 2nd county tier south of the WI Stateline and 2nd east of the Mississippi River. It is divided by the Rock River and features 3 state parks and a state forest. Lowden State Park, the site of Laredo Taft campus & Home to renown Eternal Indian - aka Blackhawk Statute - the 2nd largest concrete monolithic statue in the world; White Pines State Park; Castle Rock State Park; & the Lowden-Miller State Forest are all attractions very near Oregon, IL for which Ogle County is widely known locally.
Oregon, IL, the county seat, is 26 miles southwest of Rockford, IL on the western bank of the Rock River. Rochelle, IL, the largest city in Ogle County, is 25 miles due south of Rockford, IL along US Interstate 39.