History of Shiloh, Edgar County, Il
From: Encyclopedia of Illinois and the History of Edgar County
Edited by: H. Van Sellar.
Munsell Publishing Company
Chicago 1905

Shiloh (north of Embarras) was organized in 1865, and is the largest town in the county, comprising 36,480 acres (57 sections) of prairie land. No timber ever grew within this area except at Mulberry Grove, a beautiful tract of about 1,200 acres, the soil being the same as that of the surrounding prairie. The people who first located in this portion of the county were the Woods, the Longs, Dresbach, Poor, Perkins, Bell, Higgins, McNuts, Myers, Rogers, Blackburn, Marquand, Meadows and Van Sickles. A large part of this town is rolling prairie, but considered as a whole is as good as Illinois contains in an area of like size. Shiloh was the last town organized in the county; but in all that goes to make up the high grade of farming for which the “Corn Belt” of the State is famous, Shiloh is well up and abreast of the times. The town is crossed by the “Clover Leaf” and the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railways, with stations at Wright, Hughes and Melwood.

TOWN OFFICERS.— Jere. Fitzgerald, Supervisor; William Doyle, Town Clerk; Ed. Rollar, Assessor; Bert Riggs, Collector; F. H. Cash, E. P. Knight, Justices of the Peace; Joseph Closson, John Randelman, Constables; N. H. Head, W. S. Ogg, Lewis Dodd, Commissioners of Highways.


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