The Following History Pages were taken mostly from the Illiopolis Centennial Booklet that was printed in 1956.  The Illiopolis business Association is indebted to the people who wrote and edited this information and to Frank Bell of the Illiopolis Sentinel who loaned us the material.

Cover of The 1956 Illiopolis Centennial History

Telegram from President Eisenhower

Letter from Vice President Richard Nixon

Foreword of Centennial Booklet

Sangamon County History

Early Settlement

Development of the Prairies

The First Illiopolis

The Founding of the Village of Illiopolis

Growth of the Village

Illiopolis Industries

Early Physicians of Illiopolis

Illiopolis Churches

Schools of Illiopolis

Illiopolis and the Railroad

Sleet Storm of 1924

Public Library

Local Organizations

Festival Times

Dekalb Commercial From Centennial History Book

Kelsan Heights Advertisement From Centennial History Book


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