Grafton is the oldest city in Jersey County, United States. It is located near the confluence of the Mississippi Rivers; as of the 2010 U. S. census, the city had a total population of 674. Prior to the Great Flood of 1993, Grafton had enjoyed a stable population of nearly 1,000 residents. Grafton is a part of the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1832 by James Mason, Grafton is the oldest city in Jersey County. Described as having "a post office, one store, one tavern, a number of families" in 1834, the area was being settled as early as 1812 when a blockhouse was built at the confluence for protection; the city was named after Mason's birthplace of Massachusetts. Grafton was incorporated on May 16, 1907. Grafton’s population reached its peak at 10,000 in the 1850s with employment opportunities coming from the local stone quarries, boat building and commercial fishing. At one point, there were five quarries around Grafton that employed nearly 2,000 men; the local limestone was used to build the Eads Bridge in St. Louis, government buildings in Rock Island, the Jersey County Courthouse in Jerseyville.
The Shafer’s Wharf Historic District was one of the largest commercial fishing centers along the Mississippi River in the late 19th century. The Old Boatworks, located south of Main Street, once housed a paint house and a machine shop where paddle wheelers and PT boats were built. Today, the Old Boatworks building hosts many antique and craft stalls and is open on the fourth weekend of each month from May through October; the Great Flood of 1993 caused significant damage to many of Grafton's structures, as well as causing a third of the city's residents to move out of the city. The effects of the flood are still present, as the city has not yet reached the population it had before the flood. Grafton is located at 38°58′16″N 90°26′13″W. According to the 2010 census, Grafton has a total area of all land; the city's climate reflects most Midwest cities, located in the transitional zone between the humid continental climate type and the humid subtropical climate type, with neither large mountains nor large bodies of water to moderate its temperature.
Spring is the wettest season and produces severe weather ranging from tornadoes to snow or ice storms. Summers are hot and humid, the humidity makes the heat index rise to temperatures feeling well above 100 °F. Fall is mild with lower humidity and can produce intermittent bouts of heavy rainfall with the first snow flurries forming in late November. Winters can be cold at times with temperatures below freezing; as of the census of 2000, there were 609 people, 265 households, 174 families residing in the city. The population density was 150.2 people per square mile. There were 293 housing units at an average density of 72.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population. There were 265 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.0% were non-families.
29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.84. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $34,706, the median income for a family was $44,250. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $22,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,989. About 9.4% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over. Grafton’s main industry today is tourism; the city is at the center of the region’s bald eagle watching area and proudly calls itself "The Winter Home of The Bald Eagle."
Main Street is lined with restaurants, some antique and wine shops, various other attractions, which makes Grafton a popular stopping place for bicyclists on the Sam Vadalabene Bike Trail or for visitors in search of fall foliage color and bald eagles. During the warmer months, visitors can take advantage of the two rivers with boating and parasailing activities. There are two river ferries in the Grafton area that provide transportation to St. Charles County and Calhoun County. Five miles west of Grafton is Pere Marquette State Park, Illinois' largest and most popular state park. Grafton has experienced some economic growth within the past decade, including some new housing and restaurants, the new Grafton Elementary School, the Grafton Harbor marina, a completed lighthouse located along the Mississippi River. Grafton has seven sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Grafton Historic District, Grafton Bank, the John and Amelia McClintock House, Ruebel Hotel, the Slaten-LaMarsh House, the Paris Mason Building were all added in 1994.
The Charles Brainerd House was added to the Register in 1998. Grafton uses a city council form of government and consists of a mayor and six aldermen from three wards; the city's current mayor is Tom Thompson. Grafton is served by the public K-12 Jersey Commu
Carrollton is a city in Greene County, United States. The population was 2,484 as of the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Greene County. Carrollton is located in south-central Greene County at 39°17′48″N 90°24′29″W. U. S. Route 67 passes through the city as 5th Street, leading north 35 miles to Jacksonville and south 32 miles to Alton on the Mississippi River. Illinois Route 108 crosses US 67 in the center of town, leading east 29 miles to Carlinville and west 11 miles to Kampsville on the Illinois River. According to the 2010 census, Carrollton has a total area of 1.902 square miles, of which 1.9 square miles is land and 0.002 square miles is water. It is located 68 miles southwest of Springfield, the state capital, is 60 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Greene County borders the Metro East area; as of the census of 2000, there were 2,605 people, 1,077 households, 724 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,561.2 people per square mile. There were 1,175 housing units at an average density of 704.2 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.04% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population. There were 1,077 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $30,154, the median income for a family was $37,368.
Males had a median income of $33,194 versus $19,211 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,340. About 6.4% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over. There are two banks in Carrollton: CNB Bank. Carrollton is home to three schools: Carrollton High School, Carrollton Grade School, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School. Ryan G. Scott, youngest Municipal Clerk in Illinois State history City of Carrollton official website
Calhoun County, Illinois
Calhoun County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,089, its county seat and biggest community is Hardin, with a population of less than 1,000. Its smallest community is Hamburg, with a population of 123. Calhoun County is at the tip of the peninsula formed by the courses of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers above their confluence and is completely surrounded by water. Calhoun County is sparsely populated. Calhoun County is part of the Metro-East portion of the St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area; the territory was settled by indigenous people who occupied the resource-rich river valleys near waterways. The remains of their occupation have provided some of the most valuable archaeological information in the country; the county's archaeological record chronicles more than 10,000 years of continuous human occupation by Native Americans. Calhoun County was settled by Americans during the 19th century, organized in 1825, it was named for Vice President John C.
Calhoun, in addition to the Calhoun family, prominent in the area at the time. The southern side of the county, covered in thick forest, was untouched until the population began to expand in the late 1840s with the arrival of German immigrants. Land was cleared for farming, exporting lumber, constructing spacious log barns 200 square feet in size, which were a "trademark of successful German farmers."The most well-known historical event to impact Calhoun County is the Great Flood of 1993. Calhoun County is a peninsula nestled between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, which both saw record flooding during 1993; the Great Flood of 1993, the name it is now known as, impacted several villages in Calhoun and destroyed the village of East Hardin which once sat across the Joe Page Bridge when a levee broke in August 1993. The flood closed all crossings over the rivers in the county including the bridge in Hardin and all ferries, leaving residents without access to groceries, gasoline, or other supplies.
All supplies needed had to be flown in via helicopter or retrieved on a 2 hour long drive north via the only road existing Calhoun without a water passage or was not covered by flood water. The Great Flood of 1993 was devastating to Calhoun County because it destroyed homes and caused many residents to leave; the population of the county has yet to recover. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 284 square miles, of which 254 square miles is land and 30 square miles is water. Calhoun County is a narrow 37-mile -long peninsula of high, rolling ground located between the Mississippi River and the Illinois River; the rolling hills escaped the leveling of glaciers. County transportation is served by two free ferries crossing the Illinois River; the Golden Eagle ferry, operated and charges a toll, crosses the Mississippi River to St. Charles County, Missouri. A bridge spans the Illinois River at Hardin. Land routes connect to the north to bordering Pike County; when transportation was by river, the county had many prosperous farms and orchards.
It still produces a major portion of the peach crop of Illinois, farmers raise corn and other commodities. The hotel in Brussels dates from 1847. Tourists visit the area for the natural environment of the Illinois River valley and for its proximity to the Great River Road on the Illinois side, it includes part of the Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge and attracts thousands of birds in migration seasons as part of the Mississippi Flyway. The county has several designated historic districts in the villages and properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Calhoun County was added to the St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2003, along with Bond and Macoupin counties in Illinois, Washington County, Missouri; the Center for American Archeology is located in Kampsville in the northern part of the county. It has been the center for study of prehistoric indigenous culture in the area, it has created educational opportunities for children and adults to participate in its archaeological digs.
Greene County – northeast Jersey County – east St. Charles County, Missouri – south Lincoln County, Missouri – west Pike County, Illinois – north Pike County, Missouri – northwest Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Illinois Route 16 Illinois Route 96 Illinois Route 100 Illinois Route 108 In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Hardin have ranged from a low of 19 °F in January to a high of 90 °F in July, although a record low of −24 °F was recorded in January 1979 and a record high of 116 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.01 inches in January to 4.10 inches in May. In the 2000 census, there were no African-Americans living in the county, leading to James Leuwen designating it a "sundown town"; as of the 2010 census, there were 5,089 people, 2,085 households, 1,447 families residing in the county. The population density was 20.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 2,835 housing units at an average density of 11.2 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 98.9% white, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.2% from other races, 0.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 46.2% were German, 14.7% were American, 12.4% were Irish, an
The Illinois River is a principal tributary of the Mississippi River 273 miles long, in the U. S. state of Illinois. The river drains a large section of central Illinois, with a drainage basin of 28,756.6 square miles. The drainage basin extends into Wisconsin, a small area of southwestern Michigan; this river was important among Native Americans and early French traders as the principal water route connecting the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. The French colonial settlements along the rivers formed the heart of the area known as the Illinois Country. After the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Hennepin Canal in the 19th century, the role of the river as link between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi was extended into the era of modern industrial shipping, it now forms the basis for the Illinois Waterway. The Illinois River is formed by the confluence of the Kankakee River and the Des Plaines River in eastern Grundy County 10 miles southwest of Joliet; this river flows west across northern Illinois, passing Morris and Ottawa, where it is joined by the Mazon River and Fox River.
At LaSalle, the Illinois River is joined by the Vermilion River, it flows west past Peru, Spring Valley. In southeastern Bureau County it turns south at an area known as the "Great Bend", flowing southwest across western Illinois, past Lacon and downtown Peoria, the chief city on the river. South of Peoria, the Illinois River goes by East Peoria and Creve Coeur, Pekin, Illinois, in Tazewell County, Illinois, it is joined by the Mackinaw River and passes through the Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge. Across from Havana, the Illinois is joined by the Spoon River coming from Fulton County and across from Browning, it is joined by the Sangamon River, which passes through the state capital, Illinois; the La Moine River flows into it five miles southwest of Beardstown, south of Peoria and Pekin and north of Lincoln and Springfield. Near the confluence of the Illinois with the La Moine River, it turns south, flowing parallel to the Mississippi across southwestern Illinois. Macoupin Creek joins the Illinois on the border between Greene and Jersey counties 15 miles upstream from the confluence with the Mississippi.
For the last 20 miles of its course, the Illinois is separated from the Mississippi River by only about five miles, by a peninsula of land that makes up Calhoun County. The Illinois joins the Mississippi near Grafton 25 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis and about 20 miles upstream from the confluence of the Missouri River and the Mississippi. South of Hennepin, the Illinois River is following the ancient channel of the Mississippi River; the Illinoian Stage, about 300,000 to 132,000 years ago, blocked the Mississippi near Rock Island, diverting it into its present channel. After the glacier melted, the Illinois River flowed into the ancient channel; the Hennepin Canal follows the ancient channel of the Mississippi upstream of Rock Island. The modern channel of the Illinois River was shaped in a matter of days by the Kankakee Torrent. During the melting of the Wisconsin Glacier about 10,000 years ago, a lake formed in present-day Indiana, comparable to one of the modern Great Lakes; the lake formed behind the terminal moraine of a substage of that glacier.
Melting ice to the north raised the level of the lake so that it overflowed the moraine. The dam burst, the entire volume of the lake was released in a short time a few days; because of the manner of its formation, the Illinois River runs through a deep canyon with many rock formations. It has an "underutilized channel", one far larger than would be needed to contain any conceivable flow in modern times. Flooding along the Illinois River The Illinois River valley was one of the strongholds of the Illinois Confederation of Native Americans; the French first met the natives here in 1673. The first European settlement in the state of Illinois was the Jesuit mission founded in 1675 by Father Jacques Marquette on the banks of the Illinois across from Starved Rock at the Grand Village of the Illinois. Marquette wrote of the river, “We have seen nothing like this river that we enter, as regards its fertility of soil, its prairies and woods. There are many small rivers; that on which we sailed is wide and still, for 65 leagues."In 1680, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle built the first fort in Illinois, Ft. St. Louis, at Starved Rock.
It was relocated to the present site of Creve Coeur, near Peoria, where the Jesuits relocated. The Peoria Riverfront Museum contains a gallery, "Illinois River Encounter," that attempts to interpret the museum through an aquarium tank and displays of the river's geology, social history and commercial use. From 1905 to 1915, more freshwater fish were harvested from the Illinois River than from any other river in the United States except for the Columbia River; the Illinois River was once a major source of mussels for the shell button industry. Overfishing, habitat loss from heavy siltation, water pollution have eliminated most commercial fishing except for a small mussel harvest to provide shells to seed pearl oysters overseas, it is commercially fished downstream of the Rt. 89 bridge at Spring Valley. However, an infestation of invasive Asian Carp has crowded out many game fish in the river; the Illinois River is still an important sports fishing waterway with a good sauger fishery. The Illinois forms part of a modern waterway that connects the Great
U.S. Route 67 in Illinois
In the U. S. state of Illinois, U. S. Route 67 is a north–south highway through the western portions of the state, it runs from the Clark Bridge in Alton north to the Rock Island Centennial Bridge in Rock Island. It is the most direct route between the Quad Cities; this is a distance of 213.99 miles. U. S. 67 is the major north–south corridor for western Illinois, the only major Illinois north–south highway route from 1918, never upgraded to the Interstate highway system. US 67 enters Illinois from Iowa by way of the Centennial Bridge, it is two-lane highway from Rock Island to Monmouth where 67 intersects US 34. From Monmouth, US 67 is interplexed with US 34 until US 34 exits to run west toward Burlington, Iowa. From Monmouth to Macomb, US 67 is four-lane highway; the Roseville Bypass was one of the last bypasses for this section and was completed in 2002. There is a section at Good Hope where the highway runs through town with signals and an at-grade rail crossing. In Macomb, US 67 runs through town as a four-lane arterial road which has an at-grade railroad crossing and several signals.
Exiting Macomb, US 67 is a two-lane highway. From west of Chapin to just north of Roodhouse, US 67 is four-lane highway; the portion that passes to the west of Jacksonville is limited access. The limited access section runs for 7 mi. From where the four-lane highway ends north of Roodhouse to 7 mi south of Jerseyville US 67 is a two-lane highway. Construction of a new partial-access, divided four-lane expressway route for US 67 between Jacksonville and Alton will follow the US 67 corridor through White Hall and Jerseyville. Once complete, the new US 67 expressway will end in the north St. Louis suburb of Godfrey and travel on as IL 255, with US 67 leaving the roadway via an exit and flyover ramp—constructed during the final segment of IL 255 in 2014—and proceeding south on Godfrey Road to reach Clark Bridge via the current US 67 alignment through Alton; the first segment of the four-lane expressway north of IL 255—5.2 miles from south of the Delhi Bypass to IL 255—was completed in 2013 at a cost of $45.6 million.
The Illinois Department of Transportation’s 2019-2024 multi-year program contains $24.4 million to construct the next 3.2 miles of four-lane expressway, including the Delhi Bypass. US 67 is an urban roadway through Godfrey and Alton, shifting between two and four lanes, until it exits Illinois by way of the Clark Bridge across the Mississippi River into St. Charles County, Missouri. In 1918, the Illinois State Legislature established State Bond Issue for the establishment of a state road system; the route for Illinois 3 went from Cairo Junction to Morrison via Rock Island. With the completion of highway bridges over the Mississippi River, Route 67 was extended from St. Louis to Godfrey and replaced the original Illinois 3 to Rock Island; the original northern terminus of US 67 was in Missouri under the US highway enumeration scheme of 1926 due to limited bridge crossings over the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. By 1932, with a Mississippi River crossing route determined, US 67 was extended north along Illinois Route 3 to Rock Island.
Though the Old Clark Bridge had been opened to traffic across the Mississippi River at Alton in 1928, US 67 crossed the Mississippi River with U. S. Route 66 via the McKinley Bridge from St. Louis to Venice. From Venice, US 67 headed north along; the original route of IL 3 from Alton to Jacksonville that became US 67 went through East Newbern and Carrollton. In 1926, the northern terminus of U. S. Route 67 was at Alt. US 61 near Fredericktown, Missouri; the route was extended north on Illinois Route 3 to its northern terminus in Rock Island, Illinois by 1932. Sometime after 1940, US 67 was routed into Madison County, it was co-signed with Route 66 as both routes went across the McKinley Bridge. By the mid-1940s, US 67 had been rerouted from St. Louis to Alton via the Lewis Bridge over the Missouri River and the Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River; the Alton to Jerseyville section now passed through Delhi. By the mid-1950s, a more direct route for US 67 from Godfrey towards Jacksonville via Greenfield had opened.
Heading north from downtown Alton, US 67 was rerouted via an abandoned railroad grade to the north end of town. Between Fort Bellefontaine and south of St. Louis, US-67 followed two different routes. Route 67 followed Lewis and Clark Blvd. South to St. Louis, while Alternate US-67 turned west on Lindbergh Blvd. through Florissant past Lambert/St. Louis Int'l airport. Alt 67 was reposted as Route 267 along Lindbergh Blvd. In the late 1960s these routes were "flipped" with US-67 proceeding through Florissant and Hazelwood. In 1962 another reroute took place, due to the completion of a new river bridge over the Illinois River at Beardstown. A new direct route was constructed from this bridge at Beardstown to Rushville, eliminating the earlier US-67 eastern route northeast along current IL-100 to Frederick turning north to Rushville. A western bypass of downtown Rushville was completed a couple of years later. In 1964, Route 3 replaced US 67A as St. Louis started to eliminate highways such as 67A. A new four-lane Route 3 opened a few years later.
In 1968, US-67 was rerouted on a more western route between Beardstown. The route was the existing IL-104 and IL-100. Th
Illinois State Highway System
The organized State Highway System of the U. S. state of Illinois comprises all of the state routes in the state. The Illinois Highway Code states that all state highways are to be numbered, that no state highway shall go unnumbered. In addition, roads in the system include state highways that connect Descriptions of each individual state highway are filed with the county clerk of the county in which the state highway resides. State highways may be maintained by either the municipalities if within a municipality, or the Illinois Department of Transportation. Should a highway run through a municipality, IDOT is authorized to choose a route through the municipality in order to make a route contiguous for through traffic; the State Highway System was created in 1918 with the first State Bond Issue Routes, 1 through 46. Bonds were floated to pay for specific routes. SBI # 1 paid for Route 1, so on; these initial 46 route numbers marked the major infrastructure roads desired by the state legislature in 1918.
Remarkably, many of these numbers still exist on the nearby alignment. As the highway system grew these numbers were altered to accommodate new roads or extensions of older roads. In 1924, additional State Bond Issues were authorized for SBI Routes 47 through 185; these route numbers were assigned and grouped to specific regions of the state. Thus, it is not uncommon to find groups of routes with similar numbers around each other (routes 23, 26, 29 are found in north-central Illinois, while routes 53, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 64, 68 and 72 are all found in northeastern Illinois and routes 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 107 are found in western Illinois west of the Illinois River and south of McDonough County line. SBI Route numbers that were superseded by other routes, US or state routes were reused. For example, SBI Route 61 was assigned to a road segment in northeastern Illinois, but was reassigned to a route in western Illinois, sometime after 1937. SBI Numbers are still used for several purposes when they do not match the posted number.
IDOT District maps still refer to SBI numbers on the various roads it maintains, along with other non-posted designations that refer to how the route was authorized. Bridge weight plates refer to SBI numbers instead of posted route numbers as well. For example, bridge plates along old US-66 refer to the route as "SBI-4" When the United States Numbered Highway System was started in 1926, the US numbers were just tacked onto the existing IL/SBI number unless the US Route was routed along a new route. Illinois portal U. S. Roads portal 605 ILCS 5/Illinois Highway Code Illinois Department of Transportation Illinois Highways Page Road Signs of Illinois Illinois State Highway Endpoints
Montgomery County, Illinois
Montgomery County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 30,104, its county seat is Hillsboro. Montgomery County was formed in 1821 out of Madison counties, it was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. Perrin's 1882 History of Montgomery County relates that the County was named in honor of Gen. Montgomery, but goes on to say that "others are dubious as to whence it received its name." According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 710 square miles, of which 704 square miles is land and 6.0 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Hillsboro have ranged from a low of 21 °F in January to a high of 91 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in February 1905 and a record high of 114 °F was recorded in July 1954. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.00 inches in February to 4.31 inches in May.
Sangamon County - north Christian County - northeast Shelby County - east Fayette County - southeast Bond County - south Madison County - southwest Macoupin County - west Interstate 55 Illinois Route 16 Illinois Route 48 Illinois Route 108 Illinois Route 127 Illinois Route 185 Litchfield Municipal Airport is located in Montgomery County, two nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Litchfield, Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,104 people, 11,652 households, 7,806 families residing in the county; the population density was 42.8 inhabitants per square mile. There were 13,080 housing units at an average density of 18.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 95.1% white, 3.2% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.8% were German, 11.2% were Irish, 10.1% were English, 9.8% were American.
Of the 11,652 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.0% were non-families, 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87. The median age was 41.9 years. The median income for a household in the county was $40,864 and the median income for a family was $56,945. Males had a median income of $40,749 versus $29,426 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,700. About 10.9% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. Coffeen Hillsboro Litchfield Nokomis Witt Chapman Honey Bend Van Burensburg Zanesville Zenobia South Fillmore Township Otto Funk Violinist who achieved fame by walking from New York to San Francisco in the depression-era, "playing the fiddle every step of the way."
When he died in 1934 at the age of 65, he was accorded the biggest funeral in the history of Montgomery County. National Register of Historic Places listings in Montgomery County, Illinois Specific GeneralHistory of Montgomery County, Perrin, 1882 Official website Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois