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County History
Named for Richard Montgomery, a Revolutionary General, of Irish birth, who was killed in the assault against Quebec on December 31, 1775.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, an interior county, situated northeast of St. Louis and south of Springfield; area 702 square miles, population (1900), 30,836-derives its name from Gen. Richard Montgomery. The earliest settlements by Americans were toward the close of 1816, county organization being effected five years later. The entire population, at that time, scarcely exceeded 100 families. The surface is undulating, well watered and timbered. The seat of county government is located at Hillsboro. Litchfield is an important town. Here are situated car-shops and some manufacturing establishments. Conspicuous in the county's history as pioneers were Harris Reavis, Henry Pyatt, John Levi, Aaron Casey, John Tillson, Hiram Rountree, the Wrights (Joseph and Charles), the Hills (John and Henry), William McDavid and John Russell.
"Historical Encylopedia of Illinois", 1901

Towns

Butler

Coalton

Coffeen

Donnellson

Farmersville

Fillmore

Harvel

Hillsboro

Irving

Litchfield

Nokomis

Ohlman

Panama

Raymond

Schram City

Taylor Springs

Waggoner

Walshville

Wenonah

Witt

Townships

Audubon

Bois d'Arc

Butler Grove

East Fork

Fillmore

Grisham

Harvel

Hillsboro

Irving

Nokomis

North Litchfield

Pitman

Raymond

Rountree

South Fillmore

South Litchfield

Walshville

Witt

Zanesville

 
Source: Illinois State Archives website and wikipedia.org

Montgomery County Data

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Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  1883 Pensioners
Feb 2014:  BROWN, BAYLESS, HUSSEY obits

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