Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for October 2009

Raymond as a town was organized in 1871, with R. M. Van Doren as president of the board, E. A. Hanna as clerk, and W. P. Carter as treasurer. The town was laid out by Ishmael McGowan and Nimrod McElroy in 1870, at the time of the building of the Waba...
When the Wabash Railroad was built across North Litchfield Township, in 1870, at a distance of about six miles from Litchfield, and near the northern line of the township, the right of way of the road ran through a little cluster of houses, and at th...
The first white settler of Butler Grove Township was Jacob Cress, who came here during the spring of 1818, and settled what later became known as the old Cress farm, still later owned by Jacob Scherer, and now the property of the Jacob Cress heirs, o...
FARMERSVILLE The most Important town in Bois D'Arc Township is Farmersville. Names often indicate some local event or are given in honor of some prominent individual, but not so with Farmersville. The name reminds one of the fact that the town was i...
  Ohlman is the only village in the township of Audubon. It is located on the line of the Big Four Railroad, about midway between Nokomis and Rosemond. The railroad was built through the township in 1856, but the town of Ohlman was not laid out...
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