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Livingston County, Illinois
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Graymont History
Livingston County, Illinois


(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

In the fertile farming country just west of Pontiac lies the incorporated village of Graymont, which in 1950 had a population of 125. Through it passes the Illinois Central Railroad, and immediately south of it passes State 116.

This village is the only community of Rooks Creek Township, which has a total population of 623.

First to settle in the township was Roderick Rook, who came with his family in 1830 from Pennsylvania. His name was afterwards bestowed on the creek near which he settled, and this same name was given to the township.

An early arrival in the township was Andrew McMillan, in whose log cabin home was held Livingston County's first election (1837).

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


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