Several famous people are associated with these Stephenson County historic places including Oscar Taylor, John H. Addams and John Bower.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Stephenson County places including E.E. Myers, Jeremiah Shaffer, Haas Brothers, John Bower, U.S. Winds, Gen. Smith D. Atkins, Boyinton & Wheelock and Herman Altenbern. Prominent architectural styles found in Stephenson Country are Italianate, Classical Revival and Early Commercial.