Montgomery County Illinois History

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Bois D'Arc West The first settlement made in this township was made by John Hendershott, at the head of the Macoupin Creek, about the year 1825.  This was one of the first settlements made in the county.  Mr. Hendershott's wife was the f...
BACKGROUND Zanesville Township - In the year 1853, Andrew Nash and a man by the name of Lockerman had an altercation brought on by the too free use of whisky, during which the former stabbed the latter in a very brutal manner. Lockerman died immedia...
History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois Chapter XXIII written by G. N. Berry in 1882 Zanesville Township Pages 362 - 367 Position - Boundaries, etc. The original Zanesville Precinct included within its area the townships of Pitman an...
WHY IS CEMETERY PRESERVATION IMPORTANT? A cemetery serves two purposes, (1) the burial of the dead and (2) a place where the living communicate with the dead. Cemeteries are places with specific visual characteristics including markers, landscaping,...
Stones and Statutes: Laws Governing Illinois Cemeteries The first Illinois laws protecting historically significant cemeteries were enacted in 1851. Since that time the state legislature has passed a number of laws governing the management of public...
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