Source:Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois

Source The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois
Place Woodford, Illinois, United States
Year range - 1878
Subject Biography, History
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher W. Le Baron
Date issued 1878
Place issued Chicago [Illinois]
Volume / Film# / Pages 670 pp.
The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois. (Chicago [Illinois]: W. Le Baron, 1878).
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A History of the County—its Cities, Towns, &c. ; a Directory of its
Tax-Payers; War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Re-
bellion; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men;
General and Local Statistics; Map of Woodford
County; History of Illinois, Illustrated;
History of the Northwest, Illustrated;
Constitution of the United States,
Miscellaneous Matters,

&c., &c."

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FHL film numbers

  • 962355 Item 1
  • 1000525 Item 2


"In presenting our History of Woodford County, we deem a few prefatory words necessary. We have spared neither pains nor expense to fulfill our engagement with our patrons and make the work as complete as possible. We have acted upon the principle that justice to those who have subscribed, be they few or many, requires that the work should be as well done as if it was patronized by every citizen in the county. We do not claim that our work is entirely free from errors; such a result could not be attained by the utmost care and forsight of ordinary mortals. The County History was compiled by our historians, W. H. Perrin and H. H. Hill. Some of the Township Histories are indeed longer than others, as the townships are older, containing larger cities and towns, and have been the scenes of more important and interesting events. While fully recognizing this important difference, the historians have sought to write up each township with equal fidelity to the facts and information within their reach. We take this occasion to present our thanks to all our numerous subscribers for their patronage and encouragement in the publication of the work. In this confident belief, we submit it to the enlightened judgment of those for whose benefit it has been prepared, believing that it will be received as a most valuable and complete work.