History of Youngstown Illinois


History

Youngstown was laid out by the Kidder family and others in the spring of 1872. The first store was opened by H.V. Simmons in a building erected by C.W. Mapes. The building is now occupied by Wm. Miner. One or two other stores have since been erected. One or two shops are now in operation. […]

April 30, 2015

History of Swan Creek, Illinois


History

The settlement in this locality dates back to about 1837. A post-office has been maintained here since that date. As soon as the railroad was completed, steps were taken to establish a depot here, but although the company would stop their trains, they would not build a switch or erect the necessary buildings until the […]

April 30, 2015

History of Spring Grove, Illinois


History

The United Presbyterian Church of Spring Grove was organized June 22, 1855, by Rev. Matthew Bigger of the Presbytery of Monmouth, with fifty-one members. The first pastor was Rev. James C. McKnight, who was ordained June 11, 1856, and remained over four years. Rev. Wm. Graham was next pastor and continued this relation until his […]

April 30, 2015

History of Roseville, Illinois


History

Truman Eldridge, who now occupies one of the most inviting farms and homes within the Corporation, came, in 1836, from Hancock, Mass., and took 240 acres, a part of which is embraced in the northwest portion of the village. Shortly after he returned to his home and spent two years, and in 1838 returned, and […]

April 30, 2015

History of Point Pleasant Township, Illinois


History

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized at Boothe school house September, 1863, with about seventeen members, viz: Josiah Kirkpatrick, Lucinda Hindman, Mary Hughens, Eliza Hindman, Amanda Johnson, W.R. Hindman, John B. O’Neal, Mary E. Dixon, Mary Dixon, Mary E. Boyd, Elizabeth Hughens, Susan F. Dean, Esther Hughens, J.M. O’Neal, Malony O’Neal, Elizabeth O’Neal, Elizabeth Curtis, […]

April 30, 2015

Community Histories


History

A short history of the communities of Warren County Illinois as they were in 1877. A History of Alexis A History of Colfax A History of Denny A History of Gerlaw A History of Kirkwood A History of Lenox A History of Little York A History of New Hope A History of Point Pleasant A […]

April 30, 2015

History of New Hope, Illinois


History

The Predestinarian Baptist Church was organized in 1836, at the house of Caleb Hedges. The earliest meetings were held at this house, also the Downie School house. Among the original members were Joseph Rogers and wife, John Murphy, B. Lewis, and John Riggs. All the original members are supposed to be dead, except John Riggs. […]

April 30, 2015

History of Little York, Illinois


History

This vicinity was first settled in 1829, and was among the earliest in this county. Among thoses who first came here were: Matthew D. Ritchie, Otho W. Craig, William McCoy, Hugh Martin, Sr., and others. Much fear and some trouble was experienced from the Indians by the early settlers. A roving band of those desperadoes […]

April 30, 2015

Lenox


History

Lenox From: The Past and Present of Warren County, Illinois, containing a history of the county–its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Warren County, history of Illinois, Constitution of the United States. Chicago. […]

April 30, 2015

Kirkwood


History

Kirkwood From: The Past and Present of Warren County, Illinois, containing a history of the county–its cities, towns &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Warren County, history of Illinois, Constitution of the United States. Chicago. […]

April 30, 2015