Montgomery County Illinois History
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...
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...
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...
We have this little history of the Montgomery County Telephone and Telegraph Company from A. M. Howell, manager. "The incorporation papers of the Montgomery County Telephone Company were applied for on the 21 of October, 1895, the incorporators be...
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