“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Maeystown in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)


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September 29, 2019
1. Maeystown Marker
Inscription.  Maeystown, where three streams descend down the bluff, was founded by Jacob Maeys in 1852. The original settlers were German members of the forty-eighter movement. The village is unique in manner with structures integrated into the landscape. The original stone church held services intermittently in German until 1943. Sixty significant buildings still exist, including Maeys' log house, the original church, the stone bridge, Zeitinger's mill, and various outbuildings, barns and smokehouses made of limestone, brick, and wood. These buildings built in the mid to late 1800s form this quaint little village. Maeystown was designated as an historic district in 1978.
Erected 1988 by Maeystown Preservation Society, Village Board, Civic Assoc., Fire Department, Woman's Club, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 38° 13.538′ N, 90° 13.989′ W. Marker is in Maeystown, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker
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By Thomas Smith, February 15, 2020
2. Maeystown Marker
is at the intersection of Mill Street (County Road 7) and Franklin Street, on the left when traveling north on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1113 Mill Street, Fults IL 62244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Village of Maeystown (here, next to this marker); "James McRoberts and Mary his wife settled this place in the year of our Lord 1798"* (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's First Church (about 700 feet away); The Village of Maeystown, Ill. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Mill (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of Robert Kidd (approx. 4.3 miles away); Salem-Baum Evangelical Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maeystown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2020. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2019.   2. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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