Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for May 2009

Baptists living in Nokomis and vicinity formed the first Baptist church on May 24, 1856, when a group of three men and five women organized themselves into a “Missionary Baptist Church”, later to be known as the “First Baptist Churc...
Half way down main street stands an old pine tree which is believed to be the oldest living thing in town. An aged resident of Montgomery County, a ninety-four-year old Civil War veteran, told this story shortly before his death: When I was a young ...
WENONAH A mine was sunk in 1905 one mile north of Nokomis. A town sprang up near the mine was named Wenonah in keeping with the Indian tradition. In literature Wenonah was the daughter of Nokomis and mother of Hiawatha. The mine employed over 1000 ...
EARLY HISTORY OF IRVING      Irving actually began in the early part of the nineteenth century. After Illinois was admitted into the Union in 1818 more settlers began moving into its fertile prairies in greater numbers. The pione...
Early History of Nokomis Illinois From “Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Montgomery County” Volume 2 – 1918      With the building of the Alton & Terre Haute Railroad, Nokomis came into ex...
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