Montgomery County Illinois History

Hillsboro

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Taken from: “Hillsboro A History” by Dorothy Bliss Published: 1989 Based on the writings of the late Tom Bliss. In 1869, the Montgomery County Loan & Trust Company, now Montgomery County National Bank, was capitalized by 14 men f...
As before mentioned John Tillson was the first merchant, and the second was John Prentice, who opened his store in 1825. He came from St. Clair County to Hillsboro and lived in "Granny" Wright's cabin. Another early merchant was Charles Holmes who ca...
The Pana District Mutual Wind Storm Insurance Company was organized in 1894 by the representatives of the various mutual fire companies in the territory occupied by them, to insure against wind storm, for the reason that their charters did not permit...
This is the second house to be situated in this location. An earlier frame structure was built by Robert W. and Amanda J. Davis about 1867 and was occupied by them and at least five successors in title prior to 1912. The earlier house faced Jefferson...
     The citizens of Hillsboro have a grievance, Saturday morning of last week they eagerly awaited the coming of the St. Louis and Chicago papers, expecting the whole front page would be devoted to the great hail storm that visit...
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