Regional History

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Regional History

Regional History

Twenty miles north. Restored Swedish settlement from the mid-1800s, with restaurants, shops and historical buildings.
Ninety miles southwest. Mormon settlement with restored shops and homes—including the houses of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young and the rebuilt temple. www.historicnauvoo.net www.beautifulnauvoo.com
Six miles east. Historic buildings—including a log cabin, old school house, jail, and the 1830s Walnut Grove Barn. www.kville.org
The names of the towns in west-central Illinois are as familiar as the roads that connect them, but the stories behind those names reveal the area's unique history. Some settlements named after their founders, such as Galesburg, or their founder's hometowns, such as Abingdon. Others, such as Maquon and Dahinda,…