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Spotlight: Morgan Township, Coles County

Morgan Township is an oddly shaped tract of land in northeastern Coles County and is home to a number of strange places and past events.  The township is around nine miles long, four and a half miles wide at its northernmost border and a mere one and a half miles wide at its southernmost border. One of the township’s prominent features is Greasy Creek, a tributary of the Embarras River. It is known by that name because of the conspicuous acts of a few hog thieves who would discard the innards of the stolen hogs into the water, making it appear greasy. The ghost town of Curtisville and Union and Knoch-Golladay Cemeteries are a few of the other interesting locations in this township.

Our spotlight this month is a special one – an issue from the old Legends and Lore of Coles County! Download the entire issue for free, with more details about all of Morgan Township’s strange history and places of interest: Legends and Lore of Coles County Issue Vol 1 Issue 9

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