“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montgomery County, Illinois

Clickable Map of Montgomery County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Montgomery County, IL (19) Bond County, IL (26) Christian County, IL (8) Fayette County, IL (47) Macoupin County, IL (30) Madison County, IL (213) Sangamon County, IL (170) Shelby County, IL (17)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  BondCounty(26) Bond County (26)  ChristianCounty(8) Christian County (8)  FayetteCounty(47) Fayette County (47)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  MadisonCounty(213) Madison County (213)  SangamonCounty(170) Sangamon County (170)  ShelbyCounty(17) Shelby County (17)
Hillsboro is the county seat for Montgomery County
Adjacent to Montgomery County, Illinois
      Bond County (26)  
      Christian County (8)  
      Fayette County (47)  
      Macoupin County (30)  
      Madison County (213)  
      Sangamon County (170)  
      Shelby County (17)  
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1 Illinois, Montgomery County, Hillsboro — "Among Friends"
"Ahh, it's good to be here with my friends. That was a long trip. Do I hear music?" Abraham Lincoln has just arrived on Courthouse Square and is stretching to get the kinks out of his back after traveling by train from Mattoon and by buggy from . . . Map (db m188661) HM
2 Illinois, Montgomery County, Hillsboro — Hillsboro Plaza History
The Hillsboro Plaza was "born" on July 17, 2001, about 7:20 p.m., when a rain storm with strong winds blew through town and forever changed this corner sight. The southwest portion of the former Hillsboro National Bank building collapsed. The roof . . . Map (db m188663) HM
3 Illinois, Montgomery County, Hillsboro — Kathy Dagon
In 2008, Old Settlers Association President Kathy Dagon proposed a public tribute in honor of the 125th Old Settlers celebration - a depiction of Abraham Lincoln to stand upon the newly constructed Hillsboro Plaza. Following a substantial donation . . . Map (db m188662) HM
4 Illinois, Montgomery County, Hillsboro — Montgomery County Courthouse
Montgomery County Courthouse 1870-1994 has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m188664) HM
5 Illinois, Montgomery County, Irving — Veterans Memorial
Irving Area Veterans Comrades in Arms Patriots ForeverMap (db m188660) WM
6 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Endless NightsThe Sky View Drive-In
During intermission, hotdogs dance across the screen, luring moviegoers to the Sky View's concession stand. Like most outdoor theaters, the Sky View always had a busy playground below the screen where the children played before the movie began. . . . Map (db m138390) HM
7 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Fine Dining on Rte 66The Ariston Café
The Shifting Highway In 1924, Pete Adam opened the first Ariston in Carlinville next to the original alignment of Route 66. When the highway was rerouted in 1929, Pete moved his cafe next to the new 66 in Litchfield (across the street from . . . Map (db m147474) HM
8 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center
Dave Jackson, lifelong resident, and former editor of the Litchfield News Herald, wanted Litchfield to have a museum. Jackson had a large collection of Litchfield memorabilia which he hoped to share and preserve. He died in May of 2010 before his . . . Map (db m159654) HM
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9 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Litchfield, IllinoisWelcome to Route 66 Illinois
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, you can still "get . . . Map (db m144543) HM
10 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Litchfield's Wind Mill Factory
In the late 1800's in Shelby County, Illinois, William W. McDaniel and his son John H. started the McDaniel & Son blacksmith and livery store. John began developing an idea to harness the abundant Illinois wind to improve farm production and rural . . . Map (db m159650) HM
11 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — Route 66
Route 66, one of the original highways in the US Highway System, was established on November, 11, 1926. It became one of the most famous roads in the US, passing through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and . . . Map (db m159643) HM
12 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — The American Radiator Plant Cornerstone
The cornerstone of the American Radiator plant was laid on June 9, 1904. The plant occupied 28 acres on the southeast edge of town and produced cast iron radiators. During World War II, it converted to the manufacture of sand-molded magnesium . . . Map (db m147469) HM
13 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — The Ariston Café, Litchfield, IllinoisRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
Satisfying local patrons and international travelers since 1924, this landmark stop continues to attract diners who "remember where good food is served" Route 66 Roadside Attraction Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as . . . Map (db m138435) HM
14 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — The Litchfield Community High School 1924-1997
The cornerstone for the Litchfield Community High School was laid in the fall of 1923. By the spring of the next year, the building was near completion and the class of 1924 held commencement exercises in the spacious new auditorium. The . . . Map (db m147471) HM
15 Illinois, Montgomery County, Litchfield — The Vic Suhling Sign
Vic Suhling first leased this property from Charles and Maude Modlin. He built a new gas station and erected this Vic Suhling/Gas for Less sign. He later purchased this property from them in 1961. The business closed in 1968…. but not for long. It . . . Map (db m147386) HM
16 Illinois, Montgomery County, Nokomis — 64 Phantom
1964 F4 Phantom - one of 5,000 made. Took its first flight in 1965. During its years of service, it was with the Missouri Air National Guard, among others, before retiring in 1985 to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. When . . . Map (db m188659) HM
17 Illinois, Montgomery County, Raymond — Mother Jones, Coalfield Organizer, 1837-1930
Mary Harris was born in Cork, Ireland in 1837. Her family fled to Toronto during the famine. She moved to Memphis in 1860, married George Jones, an iron molder and proud union man. They had four children together. Mary Jones moved to Chicago, . . . Map (db m156812) HM
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18 Illinois, Montgomery County, Raymond — Shrine of Our Lady of the Highways66 Roadside Attraction
Even though it was wonderful to have a paved, hard road to travel on, many motor vehicle accidents did occur on Route 66. In 1959, this shrine was erected to remind motorists of the potential dangers and offered a place to say a prayer for a . . . Map (db m156780) HM
19 Illinois, Montgomery County, Waggoner — The Coalfields of Illinois
Beneath us lies one of the nation's richest coal seams, formed 300 million years ago and covering two-thirds of Illinois. Coal made this state an industrial and economic powerhouse by the 1880s - it drove the machinery, heated the homes, smelted . . . Map (db m149886) HM
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Jun. 2, 2023