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Life Along the Mississippi River in the 1800's
New Boston and Eliza Townships, Mercer County, Illinois
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New Boston Town Population:
1830 - 26           1840 - 80           1850 - 229           1860 - 161           1870 - 782           1880 - 644          1900 - 703
New Boston, 1912
courtesy Milly
Champeau
See Lincoln
Survey of
the Town of New
Boston for
the location
of Main St

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New Boston and Eliza Township History:

Part 1 -  1818 - 1833 Bounty Lands &  the BlackHawk War.  First settlers.


Part 2 - 1834 - 1845 Inflow of settlers and history of the early days. 


Part 3 - 1845 - 1860 Organization of Agriculture and Society, Growth of Towns, Schools, Gold Rush,  Moving toward the Civil War


Part 4 - 1860 - 1865 Civil War, Soldiers, Folks at home, Copperheads, Homestead Act, Where to find more  information on the Civil War


Part 5 - 1865-1880 - Changes after the Civil War, Temperance, Veterans, Immigrants:  Where &  why people come and go (Railroads, Land in the West), Advances in  farming, Changes in religion


Part 6 - 1880-1900 - Transition to the twentieth century.


Mercer County Maps


New Boston Harbor 2006


New Boston View from the River 2006


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