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From the "HISTORY OF EDWARDS, LAWRENCE AND WABASH COUNTIES, ILLINOIS". 1883...

Orio, formerly called Corrieville, is a pleasant little hamlet on the W. I of section 32, T. 2 N. The name of the post-office is Lynn. The tile factory of W. P. Beasley does quite a large business in its line. There are two general stores kept respectively by Schrader & Beasley and Henry Thompson. The post-office was established in 1879, and is kept by W. P. Beasley. Albert Shepard has a broom factory, and Germane Shepard a molasses factory. There is also a wagon and a blacksmith shop kept respectively by S. J. Underwood and Martin Pheil. Dr. McMurray is the village physician. The church belongs to the Presbyterian denomination, and was built about 1839.

The locality of Orio was the scene of the labors of Rev. Stephen Bliss, a sketch of whom appears in the chapter on the churches. He preached and taught in a log schoolhouse that stood near the site of Henry Thompson's well in his door-yard. Adams Shepard, from New England, settled at this point about 1830. He was an educated man, and a classmate of Daniel Webster.




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