A view of the east side of S. Main Street from Front Street in the heart of Stockton's business district. Most of the commercial buildings in this block date to the late 19th and early 20th century. The Village of Stockton is located in Jo Daviess County and is approximately 28 miles ESE of Galena, the county seat. The estimated population of Stockton in 2019 was 1,712.
Stockton is best known as the birthplace of the Kraft Corporation. In 1914, the Kraft Brothers opened a cheese factory in Stockton, and operated it until Kraft sold the facility in 1998. This was the first cheese plant opened by J.L. Kraft.