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Livingston County, Illinois
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Sunbury History
Livingston County, Illinois


(Transcribed by: Teri Moncelle Colglazier)

On the New York Central Railroad just west of Dwight lies the small village of Sunbury, with a population of fifteen. It is served by the postoffice at Dwight.

This village, located near the Grundy County line, is the principal community of Nevada Township, which has a total population of 371.

The township was first settled by James Funk, who arrived in 1848. A few years later came Stephen Kyle, who was afterwards elected the township's first Justice of the Peace, and, in 1858, the township's first supervisor. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Kyle was commissioned a lieutenant in the Union Army and subsequently killed in action.

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


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