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Collinsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Willoughby Family Legacy

Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve

 
 
Willoughby Family Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 16, 2022
1. Willoughby Family Legacy Marker
Inscription.  Joseph "Boss" Willoughby and his wife Hannah purchased this property around 1922 and ran a family-sustained farm for over 70 years. In its heyday, the farm included pigs, chickens, cattle, an orchard with fruit and nut trees, and a large flower and vegetable garden.

Joseph and Hannah also raised seven children and welcomed several generations of grandchildren. The property was sold in 2002 to be used as a public park, thereby preserving the legacy that the Willoughby family created here.

Donated in memory of the Willoughby Family
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
 
Location. 38° 40.477′ N, 90° 0.007′ W. Marker is in Collinsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Willoughby Lane west of Vivian Street. Marker is on the grounds of Willoughby Heritage Farm. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 Willoughby Ln, Collinsville IL 62234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collinsville (approx. 0.6 miles away); The D.D. Collins House (approx. 0.6 miles
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away); The Blum House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The 1960's Additions to the Library Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pan (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Dorris Fountain (approx. 0.7 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named In Memoriam (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinsville.
 
Also see . . .  Willoughby Farm (City of Collinsville's website). The farm/park is open to the public every day from 9am to dusk. There are plenty of exploring areas that feature animals, as well as activities for kids and families. (Submitted on July 18, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Willoughby Family Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, July 16, 2022
2. Willoughby Family Legacy Marker
Marker is in front of the farmhouse at Willoughby Heritage Farm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 227 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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