(NEW 5/2020) Lake County War History and Record (Click to Read)
Charles Addison Partridge (1843-1910) writes an extensive article of the regiments and companies consisting of the boys that volunteered from Lake County, Illinois to fight in the Civil War.
(NEW 5/2020) Autobiography of a Lake County Pioneer (Click to Read)
Reuben Smith Botsford (1833-1918) was the son-in-law of Levi and Elizabeth (Granger) Marble who are laid to rest in the Fort Hill Cemetery. In his autobiography Reuben gives a glimpse of early life in Avon Township and Lake County, Illinois.
1844 Fort Hill Reminiscences newspaper article (Click to Read)
A description of the Fort Hill area written in 1844 of the virgin countryside
before the population growth and vast farming that changed the landscape.
Fort Hill Cemetery Burials (Click to Read)
A short history of the Fort Hill Cemetery and a list of those buried there.
Thirty-Seventh Illinois Infantry Regiment (Click to Read)
Lieutenant Arthur Whitney, buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery, was a Veteran of the 37th Regiment. Read a history of the regiment of which Lt. Whitney was a member providing a probable insight of the veteran’s experience.
Ninety-Sixth Illinois Infantry Regiment (Click to Read)
Privates Erastus Tyler Cleveland and James H. McMillen, buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery, were Veterans of the 96th Regiment. Read a history of the regiment of which Privates Cleveland and McMillen were members providing a probable insight of their experience.
1918 School History Notebooks
Local area students documented a history of their schools and their surroundings in
celebration of the Illinois Centennial.