Montgomery County Illinois History

Nokomis

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The Free Press-Gazette found its origin in the consolidation of the Free Press and the Gazette. The Gazette was established in 1871 by Picket & White, who received a bonus of $500 from the citizens at the time. In the fall of 1872, D. H. Zepp and...
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...
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...
Early History Of Nokomis Illinois
Up to the beginning of the nineteenth century little progress was made in extending the frontier beyond a small strip on the eastern seaboard. There were a few venturesome souls who pushed west and brought back glowing accounts of the possibilities o...