Montgomery County (IL)
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Montgomery County Illinois History & Families book

Montgomery County Illinois History & Families book
There are still a limited number of copies that may be purchased for $64.95 each.  Add an additional $6.50 per book if you wish to have your book mailed to you.

This award-winning book is over 400 pages and bound in a beautiful green with gold print.  It is full of information, pictures, and maps.  Here is a brief description of the contents---

1. History of Montgomery County - includes general history of the county & history of each township with a map of each & lists of cemeteries, churches, rural schools & centennial farms.
2. Towns, Villages, Post Offices, and Railroad Stations - includes a list with year founded & historical information.
3. Railroads - includes a map with information on each railroad & a section regarding notable wrecks.
4. Coal Mining - includes a map & information on each mine with fatalities by mine.
5. Route 66 - Montgomery Co had the 1930-1940 2-lane road and the 1940-1977 4-lane road.  Includes a map and pictures of construction of both, along with a section about businesses along the highway.
6. Montgomery Co Goes to War - includes information by ear from the Revolutionary War thru the Persian Gulf War with lists of veterans.
7. Feature Pages - include an article about the county government with lists of county officials - businesses, including banks, churches, cemeteries, and more.
8. Families - there are 233 pages of family stories, many with pictures which were submitted for publication.
9. Index - includes surname & business names.