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Compiled and submitted to Genealogy Trails by Lynn Boyd Reener

Audubon Township

Baptist Church organized in 1850 by Elder Samuel Rogers
Mt Zion Church section 33, SW ¼ of NE ¼ - Zion Cemetery
Shiloh Church Section 26, SW ¼
Unitarian Church organized in 1839 by Rev Huntington
United Baptist Church Section 12, SE ¼ of the NE ¼ - cemetery
United Church of Christ located in Ohlman
   

Bois D'Arc Township

Methodist Church first church in the township - organized by Rev Samuel Lily at the Prairie Dell School
Methodist Church organized in 1865 in Section 24
St Isidor's Catholic Church established 1873 3 1/3 miles east of Farmersville - disbanded in the early 1940's
St Mary's Catholic Church located in Farmersville - church built 1902
United Methodist Church located in Farmersville
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church located in Farmersville
Zion Lutheran Church located in Farmersville
   

Butler Grove Township

Butler ME Church organized 1856 - Merged with Butler Presbyterian Church
Butler Presbyterian Church located in Butler - organized in 1858 - 1951; merged with Butler Union Methodist Church
Butler Union Methodist organized in 1951 in Butler Church
Montgomery United Methodist Church Section 12, NW ¼ of SE ¼ - organized 1836 and closed 1980 - Montgomery Cemetery
Ware's Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church (NEW) Section 15, NE ¼ of NW ¼ - organized 24 Dec 1860 - land donated by Justus H Ware
   

East Fork Township

Assembly of God Church located in Coffeen
Bear Creek Church established north of Donnellson - it and graveyard abandoned and later established NW of Donnellson in Grisham Twp.
Bethel Church Section 35
Cumberland Presbyterian Church land purchased in 1839 in Section 24, NE ¼ of the NE ¼
Donnellson Presbyterian Church located in Donnellson - organized fall 1829 by Robert Paisley - 1st minister Rev Green Rice
Donnellson First Baptist Church located in Donnellson
East Fork Baptist Church no information
First Baptist Church located in Coffeen
First Baptist Church located on the Red Ball Trail
First United Pentecostal Church located in Schram City
Free Methodist Church located in Coffeen
Gospel Tabernacle located in Schram City - inactive
Mt Moriah Church Section 24, SW ¼ of the SE ¼ on the Red Ball Trail - Mt Moriah Cemetery
New Life Assembly located in Coffeen
Presbyterian Church Section 24 - organized in 1833
St. John's Catholic Church located in Coffeen
Southern Baptist Church located in Schram City
United Methodist Church located in Coffeen
   

Fillmore Township

Baptist Church built in 1830 in Section 24 - organized by Rev Henry Sears
Bost Hill Church northwest of Fillmore - established by 1846 - Bost Hill Cemetery
Evangelical Lutheran Union organized in the vicinity of property owned by Church Moses Cress and Aaron Bost - dissolved Jan 1882 and congregation united with Bost Hill
 Fillmore Baptist Church located in Fillmore
 Fillmore United Methodist Church located in Fillmore
Primitive Baptist Church changed to Woodside Community Church
St Mathew Lutheran Church located in Fillmore
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church located in Fillmore
United Methodist Church (NEW) located in VanBurensburg
Woodside Community Church Section 5 NE Corner - formerly Primitive Baptist Church - cemetery
   

Grisham Township

Baptist Church organized by Elder James Street - abandoned years ago
Bear Creek Church SW of Donnellson - originally in E Fork Twp
Edwards Chapel located in section 11, NE ¼ of the NE ¼ - cemetery
Panama Baptist Church located in Panama
Rankin Presbyterian Church cemetery
Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in Panama
Waveland Presbyterian Church organized in Jul 1843 by Rev A Cameron Allen - cemetery
   

Harvel Township

Harvel Christian Church located in Harvel - organized in 1888 by Rev Isaac Beckelhymer
Methodist Episcopal Church organized 1874 - disbanded 1910-20
St James Evangelical Church located in Harvel - organized in 1879
Trinity Lutheran Church located in Harvel - organized in 1894
   

Hillsboro Township

Clear Springs Baptist Church Section 28 NW ¼ of NE ¼ - cemetery
Calvary Baptist Church located in Hillsboro
Congregational Church organized in 1859 by former members of the Presbyterian Church
Disciples of Christ Christian Church located in Hillsboro
First American Baptist
Church
located in Hillsboro
Free Methodist Church located in Hillsboro
Full Gospel Church organize in 1963 in Hillsboro
Kingdom Hall of Johavah's Witnesses organized in 1970 in Hillsboro
New Testament Christian
Church
organized in 1981 in Hillsboro
Our Savior's Lutheran organized in 1954 in Hillsboro
Redemption Center organized in 1981 in Hillsboro
St Agnes Catholic Church located in Hillsboro - 1st church built 1869 - cemetery
St Paul's Lutheran Church located in Hillsboro - 2nd oldest Lutheran Church in IL founded in 1832 by Rev Daniel Sherer - original church was the 1st framed Lutheran church in the state
St James Baptist Church located in Hillsboro
Southern Baptist Church located in Taylor Springs - disbanded 1920's reorganized 1940's
Unitarians located in Hillsboro - disbanded shortly after Civil War
United First Presbyterian
Church
organized in Hillsboro in 1828
United Methodist Church located in Hillsboro
   

Irving Township

Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints organized in 1952 by Mrs Walter Helfer
Hopewell Methodist Episcopal Church Section 34 - organized 1829 moved to Irving - cemetery
Irving Christian Church organized in 1853 in Irving
Irving Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in 1830 by Joel Knight - name changed to Irving Presbyterian Church - church burned in 1923 and not rebuilt
Irving Free Methodist Church organized in 1880 by William B Colt
Irving Methodist Church originally Hopewell Methodist Episcopal Church
St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church established in 1842 by families from Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Cos NC - NW of Irving church abandoned - cemetery
St Luke's Lutheran Church located in Irving - organized in 1858 first minister was Rev Isaac Short
   

Nokomis Township

Emmanuel Baptist Church located in Nokomis - organized 1980
First Baptist Church organized 1856
First Methodist Church organized in 1850 by James L Crane
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1862 by Rev Joseph Gordon
German Methodist Church organized in 1890 - name changed to Grace Methodist Church in 1920
Grace Methodist Church organized in 1890 as the German Methodist
St Louis Catholic Church located in Nokomis - first service held in 1859 by Father Colton of Litchfield
St Mark's Lutheran Church located in Nokomis - organized in 1855 by Rev DD Swaney of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
St Paul's Lutheran Church located Nokomis - organized 1870 - cemetery
South Fork United Methodist Church organized 1868 - Kettlekamp Cemetery
Trinity Lutheran Church located in Nokomis - organized 1893
United Methodist Church located in Nokomis
Zion Evangelical Lutheran organized 1855 by DD Swaney - now called St Mark's Lutheran
   

North Litchfield Township

Assembly of God Church located in Litchfield
Barnett Christian Church located in Barnett
Calvary Pentecostal located in Litchfield
Tabernacle Cedar Ridge Church located in Honey Bend - cemetery
Christian Church of
Litchfield
located in Litchfield
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located in Litchfield
Church of God Seventh Day located in Litchfield
First Baptist Church organized in 1856 in Litchfield
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1856 in Litchfield
Free Methodist Church organized in 1878 in Litchfield
Litchfield Universalist Church formed 1883 - dissolved after 1953
Mt Zion Lutheran Church organized in 1852 in Litchfield
St Aloysius Catholic Church organized in 1883 in Litchfield - dissolved in 1988 and congregation merged with St Mary's to become Holy Family Parish in South Litchfield Twp
St Timothy Methodist Church located in Litchfield
Union Avenue Christian Church (new) organized in 1856 in Litchfield
Word of Faith Teaching Center located in Litchfield
Zion Lutheran Church organized in 1886 in Litchfield
   

Pitman Township

Christian Church organized in 1892 in Waggoner
Methodist Church built in 1891 in Waggoner on land donated by Horace Q Waggoner
Prairie Grove Baptist church built in 1880 on land purchased from Church George B Waggoner in Section 28 - 1890 moved to Waggoner at Main & Starr Sts
Providence Methodist Church organized in 1864 SW of Waggoner in T11 R5
cemetery established in 1862
   

Raymond Township

Asbury Chapel Section 20, NW ¼ of the NW ¼ - organized as a Methodist church in 1852 in the home of James Bain - Elizabeth Neal donated land where the chapel was built in 1861 - torn down 1875 - cemetery
Baptist Church organized in 1877 in Raymond
Blessed Hope Baptist Church west of Raymond
Blue Mound Church Section 22, NE corner
Christian Church organized in Raymond in 1874
First United Presbyterian Church organized in 1871 in Raymond
Methodist Church Asbury Chapel was torn down in 1875 and re-built as the Methodist Church in Raymond
St Raymond's Catholic Church first church built in 1881 in Raymond cemetery
   

Rountree Township

Episcopal Methodist Church erected in 1842
Mt Zion Lutheran Church Section 16, SE ¼ of the SE ¼ on the Raymond-Nokomis Blacktop - cemetery
   

South Fillmore Township

East Fork Church Section 8, SW ¼ of the NE ¼
Old Hurricane Church Section 12, NW ¼ of the SW ¼ - first church in the county - records begin 1848 - cemetery
   

South Litchfield Township

Assumption BVM Church became St Mary's Church
Church of Christ organized in 1958 in Litchfield
Holy Family Parish Church organized in 1988 when St Aloysius and St Mary's Churches merged
Litchfield Southern Baptist located in Litchfield
St Mary's Catholic Church first mass in 1857
Assumption BVM Church built in 1860 - 1988 merged with the St Aloysius congregation to make Holy Family Parish
South Side Baptist Church organized in 1951 in Litchfield
Union Church Section 23, SE ¼ of the NW ¼ - SE of Litchfield - church burned in 1938 - Hart's Cemetery
   

Walshville Township

Baptist Church located in Walshville - early records burned
Christian Church located in Walshville
Morris Chapel Methodist church
   

Witt Township

Bethel Assembly of God no info
Cumberland Presbyterian Church organized in 1873 by William McDavid
First Presbyterian Church organized in 1875 in Witt
Greek Orthodox Church sold their land to the Witt Christian Church
Plymouth Brothers met east of Witt
St Barbara's Catholic Church built in 1904 in Witt
United Methodist Church organized in 1869 in Witt - combination of the following churches, Methodist Episcopal South, Methodist Protestant, and Evangelical United Brethren
United Pentecostal Church located in Witt
Witt Christian Church located in Witt
   

Zanesville Township

New Hope Baptist Church organized in 1866 six miles NE of Litchfield by former members of the Missionary Baptist Church of Shaws' Point, Macoupin Co
Pleasant Hill Christian Church located 7 mi N of Litchfield on I55 - first building dedicated 1873 - records begin 1886


This report was compiled by Lynn Boyd Reener in 1988, for the Illinois State Genealogical Society from material collected during the 1982 microfilming project and from the following sources:
Waggoner 1886-1986, A Village and Its Community by Horace Q Waggoner Jr
Illustrated Map of Montgomery Co, IL 1874 Brink, McCormick, and Co
Irving Centennial 1863-1963
Raymond Centennial 1871-1971
The Centennial History of Harvel, IL 1873-1973
Thru the Years 1865-1965, Butler Centennial
Witt Centennial 1868-1968
Hillsboro, IL, American Guide Series, WPA 1940
One Hundred Twenty Years of Donnellson Presbyterian Church History 1819-1939 by Olive F Kaune
Waveland: The Church by the Side of the Road by Mabel Bailey Chappelear 1982
St Luke's Lutheran Church 125th Anniversary, Irving IL 1858-1983
Nokomis Centennial 1856-1956
Farmersville: Then & Today by Bernard M Clarke 1985
"Quarterly", Montgomery Co Genealogical Society, various issues



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