Jersey County Historical Society
601 N. State Street
Jerseyville, Illinois 62052

webmaster: Beth McGlasson
The predecessor of the Jersey County Historical Society, the Greene and Jersey County Old
Settlers Association, was founded in 1871 and was dedicated to preserving the history of the
pioneers in this area. To qualify as a member, you must have settled in Greene or Jersey
County before 1847. This guaranteed the organization's eventual demise.

On Sept. 9, 1909, a meeting was held at the Jersey County courthouse to organize the Jersey
County Historical Society. The organization's first official event was held the following
August to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of Jersey County.

Over the years, the society's collection of historical documents and artifacts has been
housed at several locations - including the basement of the Jerseyville Library, the Joe
Knight house in Dow, and the Gledhill House on North Lafayette. In 1998, Clayton Brown
and Richard McCauley purchased the Cheney Mansion and donated it to the society, and it
became our permanent location.

We hope you'll visit us at 601 North State Street in Jerseyville.

Please join us in our efforts to preserve Jersey County's history by becoming a member.
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Jersey County Historical Society