Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for February 2009

Prior to 1913 no systemic effort had been made to preserve the old time records, and the evidences of old customs and habits of living, except such as were to be found in official records that was made necessary by the exigencies of business. In A...
Montgomery County Courthouse
The Historic Montgomery County Courthouse The Historic Montgomery County Courthouse was built over a period of time from 1868 to 1872, but contains in its walls fragments of an earlier courthouse which was well known to Abraham Lincoln. The buildin...
1821 Montgomery County organized. County seat site three miles southwest of Hillsboro selected March 21 and site named Hamilton on April 23. 1822 Robert Anderson and Milton Shurtleff secure permits to sell liquor and other articles. 1823 Commissi...