Early days in Franklin County, IL, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this excerpt from the hard-to-find book: Franklin County History, Centennial Edition, by H.M. Aiken, originally published in 1918. The 81 page spiral bound 8.5" x 11" booklet is printed on 60# bond paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Chapters include: Geography; Origin; Organization; Early Settlers and Settlements; Character of the Pioneers (90% from the South); Early Public Roads; Land Entries; Industries among the Pioneers; a lecture by Rev. Braxton Parrish on the life of the early pioneers; Slavery; Northern and Ewin townships; Autobiography of William J. Wittington; Barren and Goode Townships; Tyrone Township; Benton Township; Browning, Eastern and Cave Townships; Sketch of Liberty Church; Frankfort Township; Denning and Six Mile Townships; Railroads; Biographical sketches of the present (1918) county officials; Lists of past county officials; Franklin County in War (Revolution, Indian Wars, Mexican War; Education; Coal and the Coal Industry; Early Courts and Lawyers. Since our booklets are produced directly from the original vintage materials there are occasionally smudges, underlines or other marks which could not be deleted without damaging the type. In such cases we have chosen readibility as our primary goal.
Franklin County, IL
Sources: Franklin County Illinois History, Centennial Edition
Authors: H.M. Aiken
Original Publication Year: 1918
Original Publisher: Western Historical Publishing Co.
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