Montgomery County Illinois History

Farmersville

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Origin of the township name "Bois d’ Arc" In the spring of 1851 Mr. Lewis Thomas entered 970 acres of land in township 12 N., R 5 W., Montgomery County.  This was the fourth, and by far the most important, entry made in this township.&n...
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...
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...
Lewis H. Thomas House – Bois D’Arc Township Fire destroyed his first wooden home in Bois D'Arc Township and his second home of brick was built in 1888. This mansion had a cistern in the attic which supplied the two story home and the bas...
Klu Klux Klan Visits Bois D' Arc Church During song service on Sunday evening at the Bois D'Arc Baptist church five miles north of Farmersville, twenty-one members of the Klu Klux Klan marched into the church following the leader who was carrying a ...