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Manville History
Livingston County, Illinois

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(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)



In the Vermilion River countryside northwest of Pontiac lies the village of Manville, with a population of seventy-two. It is served by the Wabash Railroad and by nearby State 17.

This village is the principal community of Newtown Township, which has a total population of 719.

First to settle in the township was Emsley Pope, who arrived in the early 1830's from North Carolina. Among other pioneers of the township were Ewin Houchin, M. A. Newman, and Enoch, John and Amos Lundy.

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




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