Knox County, Illinois

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Knox County
Knox County Courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Knox County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°56′N 90°13′W / 40.93°N 90.21°W / 40.93; -90.21
Country United States
State Illinois
Founded1825
Named forHenry Knox
SeatGalesburg
Largest cityGalesburg
Area
 • Total720 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land716 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total52,919
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district17th
Websitewww.knoxcountyil.com

Knox County is a county in Illinois.