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Livingston County, Illinois
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Charlotte History
Livingston County, Illinois


(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

In the eastern portion of the county, on the Illinois Central Railroad, lies the village of Charlotte, with a population of forty-five. It is situated just south of the Vermilion River. Around it are thriving farms of the kind seen in other parts of the county.

Charlotte is the only community of Charlotte Township, which in 1950 had a total population of 391.

First settler of the township was Patrick Monahan, who came in 1857 and who was described as "a genuine, warm-hearted, big-souled Irishman."

A pioneer of the township, L. W. Dart, is said to have named the township after "a girl that he courted in Vermont in his bachelor days, and for whom he seemed to still retain a warm feeling."

[This is Livingston County, Illinois by: John Drury, The Loree Co., Chicago, Illinois (1955)]


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