History of all 16 Counties: #9 Knox County

KNOX COUNTY POPULATION: 52,919 INTERESTING FACTS: Named for Henry Knox the 1st Secretary of War.  Hosts the Knox County drive, similar to the Spoon River Scenic Drive.   MAJOR CITIES: Galesburg: Population 32195. Home to Knox College and community college Carl Sandburg. Founded by Presbyterian minister George Washington Gale. Home to the 1st anti-slave society …