The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
RAILROADING IN HENDERSON COUNTY:
In 1849 the General Assembly granted a charter to the Warsaw & Rockford Railroad Co. for the purpose of constructing a road from Rockford, Winnebago County to the city of Warsaw, and Hancock County near the foot of the Des Moines rapids. This route would run from north to south through Henderson County.
County Commissioners subscribed $100,000 to the project which was never completed. Later, the county recovered $21,000 of this amount.
1911 History of Henderson County