Two Williamson County Illinois maps have been added to the Williamson County Maps section of the History page. One map shows all of the towns, ghost towns, villages and railroad stations that have existed in the county and the other map was put together by Nannie Gray Parks for the 1939 County Centennial event marking the 100th anniversary of the county. The Nannie Gray map shows all of the early trapper and pioneer trails in the county as well as historic points of interest. Continue reading
Thanks to the book “Cross Roads School’ published in 1984 by Bob Jackson, President of the Williamson County Historical Society, new histories have been added to the Cross Roads section of the History Page. Bob, himself, was a graduate of the Cross Roads School.
Cross Roads was a community of folks who lived at the crossroads of two old county trails which is located at the intersection of Khoury League and Songbird Roads just northeast of Marion, Illinois. The community had a church, cemetery and old country school, although all that remains today is the cemetery. Continue reading
Coverage was provided by the Southern Illinoisan and WSIL Channel 3 television. Dr. Courtney Kisat distributed educational information and several board and society members served as hosts for visiting patrons. Continue reading
Over thirty students of the Jefferson School from Marion toured the Williamson County Historical Society Friday, May 16th, 2014. The students, all fifth graders, were part of a tour arranged by teacher, Wendy Goodman, who schedules her students on tours each year at the museum. Continue reading