Villages and Settlements
Woodford county, Illinois

Bayview Gardens


Benson History

1908 Benson Postcard  

Veterans of the Benson Community 

Benson Centennial 1873--1973 Index

Benson Centennial Book Index 2007

Pictures from the Past

BOWLING GREEN (historical)

Bricktown (historical)

Oak Grove Church

History of BRICKTOWN

Bricktown Site of Pioneer Brick Kiln

Black Patridge (Also known Later as Lourdes)

The History of Black Patridge - courtesy Ken Wiltz, Historian of the WILZ / WILTZ family of Black Partridge, Worth Township, Woodford County, IL.


Oak Grove Church of the Brethren at Bricktown

History of Cazenovia

FARNISVILLE (historical)


1949 Congerville and Goodfield Businesses

1968 Congerville and Goodfield Businesses


El Paso

Some VERY old photos of El Paso

The Ransom Murder Trial of Woodford County, Illinois (Henry Republican 1882)

El Paso Centennial, 1854-1954 - Index compiled by Karen Fyke

2004 Sesquicentennial Souvenir Book -Index compiled by Karen Fyke

Kappa Cemetery

David A. Strother Obituary

The Ransom Murder Trial - The Minonk Journal (lengthly publication about the trial, includes MANY witnesses from El Paso, giving their occupation, marriage, etc.

     Witnesses Testimony

     Closing Argument


Pifer Family 

Fatal Accident of James D. Voltz

Eureka Postcards 

Echoes From Eureka's Past, Vol III (Index)

Echoes From Eureka's Past, Vol IV (Index)

Cruger Township Tax Payers 1878

Germantown Hills


1949 Congerville and Goodfield Businesses

1968 Congerville and Goodfield Businesses



History of Lowpoint

Metamora (HANOVER)

Metamora Photos, Early 1900s (courtesy Barb Darling - there are 2 photos so it may take a while to load)

Metamora Postcards


Minonk Junior Twentieth Century Club 1938-39

Junior 20th Century Club - Misc. articles found in the 1938-39 scrapbook

Junior Twentieth Century Club - 1941-42

Junior Twentieth Century Club - 1943-44

Junior Twentieth Century Club - 1958-59

John W. January  (A short article about his capture and cruel treatment at Andersonville during the civil war)

Biography of Jackson Parker  (Pioneer settler of Minonk, IL - courtesy Nancy Ohda)

John C. Ryan - one of Minonks oldest male residents

St. Paul's United Church of Christ Confirmation Class 1934

St. Pauls United Church of Christ Confirmation Class 1942

Minonk Coal mine

Minonk Township Tax payers 1878

1898/1898 Railroad photo

The Old Days

Panola Panther Creek (historical) POKETOWN (historical)

Spring Bay

History of Spring Bay Village

Spring Bay 1927

Spring Bay Township Tax payers 1878


"Roanoke Centennial History" - Misc articles taken from this publication

Roanoke Centennial History, 1874--1974: Index compiled by Karen Fyke

Secor Centennial 1857-1957  - index

SLABTOWN (historical)
WALNUT GROVE (Historical) VERSAILLES (historical)


Map and Business before 1932

History of Washburn

Washburn Churches - past and present

The Baptist Cemetery

1917 Prairie Farmer's Directory, Washburn, Woodford County Business Directory

The 1922 TRADES, BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MEN OF WASHBURN (Includes Business, Name and date started business) 

1941 Roster of Washburn Business Firms  (Includes Business, Name and date started business)

Washburn Postcards 


     Washburn, Early 1900s

     Washburn, Early 1900s

     George Butler's Garage Early 1900's 

     Edward Ellsworth and Eva Mina (Emerick) DeBolt

     George Johnson - courtesy of Carmen Megehe

WHITE OAK GROVE (Historical) Woodford (Historical) - see Newspapers below for local gossip

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