Lee County Illinois
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Original Village Plats

By Ira W. Lewis

Adelheid was laid out June 19, 1896, by the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Co.

Amboy, The Town of was laid out March 27, 1854, by Hiram Ketchum and George W. Gray, trustees of the owners of the land.

Binghampton, The Town of, was laid out May 16, 1848, by Asa B. Searls and Warren Badger, proprietors.

Brooklyn, The Town of, was laid out Aug. 26, 1872, by O. P. Johnson, D. L. Harris and R. N. Woods, proprietors.

Carnahan, The Town of, was laid out June 19, 1873, by A. J. Carnahan, proprietor.

Chaplin, The Town of, was laid out May 3, 1853, by Christian Lahman and Silas P. Tollman.

Compton, The Town of, was laid out May 8, 1873, by Joel Compton.

Coventry was laid out Nov. 13, 1841, by Smith Gilbraith, upon parts of sections 35 and 36, T. 22, R. 8 (Pamryra).

Dixon, The Town of, was laid out Oct. 28, 1840, by John Dixon, Smith Gilbraith, William Wilkinson and Bowman & Lane.

Eldena was laid out July 10, 1863, by the Illinois Central Railroad Co.

Franklin Grove, The Town of, was laid out May 8, 1854, by Thomas D. Robertson and Christian Lahman.

Harmon, The Town of, was laid out May 15, 1872, by D. H. Wicker, J. S. Meckling, Alonzo Kinyon and C. G. Wicker.

Lee, The Town of, was laid out Aug. 19, 1872, by Francis E. Hinckley and John Kennedy.

Lee Center, The Town of, was laid out Nov. 23, 1854, by Luke Hitchcock and Charles I. Hitchcock.

Middleboro was laid out Nov. 1, 1911, on part of sections 23 and 24 Bradford, by John W. Weishaar and Henry Weishaar.

Nachusa, The Town of, was laid out March 1, 1855, by A. P. Dysart and George Baugh.

Nelson, The Town of, was laid out Dec. 22, 1862, by Willard S. Pope and Samuel Nelson.

Ogle, The Town of (now Ashton), was laid out May 9, 1853, by E. B. Stiles and Thomas D. Robertson.

Oporto (no plat or survey recorded), two lots known as ''Log House Lot'' and ''Frame House Lot.'' This ''speculator's plat" was recorded in Jo Daviess County. It embraced lands between the I. C. R. R. and North Dixon on each side of the Palmyra road.

Palestine, The Town of, was laid out May 10, 1854, by Rhoda E. Hook, on S. W. ¼ of S. E. ¼ Sec. 21, T. 20, R. 10 (Amboy township).

Prairieville was laid out April 10, 1858, by Abijah Powers, in Palmyra township.

Paw Paw Grove, Village of, was laid out Aug. 1, 1871.

Scarboro, Village of, was laid out on part of S. W. ¼ Sec. 8, T. 38, R. 2 (Willow Creek township), by Lewis G. Durin.

Shaw, The Town of, was laid out Oct. 24, 1878, by Sherman Shaw.

Shelburn (North Shelburn and South Shelburn) was laid out April 25, 1847.

Steward, The Town of, was laid out Nov. 30, 1872, by Wesley Steward.

Sublette, The Town of, was laid out May 8, 1855, by the Illinois Central Railroad Co.

Swissville was laid out June 23, 1892, in part N. ½ S. W. ¼ Sec. 32, T. 22, E. 9, by George H. Page.

Van Petten was laid out Sept. 3, 1901, on part of S. ½ Sec. 19, T. 20, R. 8 (Harman township), by A. G. Van Petten.

Walton, The Town of, was laid out in part of sections 14 and 15, Marion township, May 4, 1878, by Pryce Jones.

 


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