Bond County Historical Society

Preserving the history of Bond County, Illinois and its communities

Townships:  Shoal Creek - LaGrange - Mulberry Grove - Old Ripley - Central - Pleasant Mound - Burgess - Mills - Tamalco.          Communities:  Ayers - Beaver Creek - Donnellson - Dudleyville - Durley - Elm Point - Greenville - Hamburg - Hookdale - Keyesport - Millersburg - Mulberry Grove - Newport - Old Ripley - Panama - Pierron - Pocahontas - Reno - Smithboro - Sorento - Stubblefield - Tamalco - Wisetown - Woburn.

The Bond County Historical Society Annual Dinner Meeting, featuring Program and Election of Officers - Oct. 24, 2017

Captain Isaac Hill

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00 pm at the Bradford Community Building (100 block N First St) in Greenville, Illinois.

Pasta and salad dinner catered by Joe’s Pizza & Pasta. Bond County Genealogical Society members, history buffs, and the public are also encouraged to attend. The program will begin at 7pm (Students attending for a class may arrive in time for the program only and there will be no entry charge.). The 2017 program, entitled “Capt. Isaac Hill, His Map & His Fort”, shall be presented by local historian, Kevin Kaegy.

Adult: $12.00
Tickets available at Watson’s Drug Store, Will-o’-th’-Wind, & at the door.

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Kaegy, will talk about Capt. Hill’s time in Bond County around 1808, the map he made for President Thomas Jefferson, and his early descendants who settled in the area. Many families in Bond and Montgomery Counties today are descended from Capt. Hill and other residents of the Hill’s Fort area. The reconstruction of Hill’s Fort near Greenville is located at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds and is open for viewing at various times; see the Hill’s Fort Society website for details at

Bond County, Illinois, USA

Bond County current shape

Hoiles-Davis Museum in Greenville, Illinois   -   Home of the Bond County Historical Society

Hoiles-Davis Museum

Hoiles-Davis Museum Summer Hours!

  • Saturday: 10am-noon; Sunday 2pm-4pm (May thru October)
  • First Saturday of the month: 10am-noon (November thru April)

Plus special occasions to be announced. Groups welcome. The museum will open for special tours, please call or email to arrange. Admission by donation. Click Here to visit museum info page.


Now you can enjoy reading the semi-annual Bond County Genealogical Society e-Newsletter, published jointly with Bond County Historical Society since 2014!


Kevin Kaegy

Jim Schutte

Jane Hopkins

John S. Coleman

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Past Posters Collage - Each October, BCHS hosts our Annual Dinner Meeting Plus Program & Elections

Past Annual Meetings Poster Collage