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Carterville, Illinois, USA

Carterville was founded by George Monroe McNeill and Laban Carter. McNeill married Olive Herrin of Herrin Prairie and in 1866 they settled on the farm now known as Carterville. Carter came to Williamson County in 1864, purchased 100 acres of land, and helped organize and secure a post office for Carterville in 1871. The town was named in his honor. McNeill was one of the youngest members of the Union army during the American Civil War. He enlisted at 16 and was with General Sherman during his March to the Sea.

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  • 1895 - Carterville
    Car’terville, a post-village of Williamson co, Ill., 10 miles by rail W. by N. of Marion. It has 4 churches, a bank, a common school, and a newspaper ...Read MORE...


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    Madison Coal Co.
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  • 1916
    Carterville, a banking city of Williamson co., Ill., on the Illinois Central R., 9 miles W. by N. of Marion. Coal mining is the principal business of ...Read MORE...


  • News 1962 - MINE EXPLOSION KILLS ALL 11 BELOW GROUND. RESCUERS WORK THROUGH NIGHT TO FIND BODIES.
    Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing...Read MORE...




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  • 1895 - Carterville
    Car’terville, a post-village of Williamson co, Ill., 10 miles by rail W. by N. of Marion. It has 4 churches, a bank, a common school, and a newspaper ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Carterville, a banking city of Williamson co., Ill., on the Illinois Central R., 9 miles W. by N. of Marion. Coal mining is the principal business of ... Read MORE...

  • News  1962 - MINE EXPLOSION KILLS ALL 11 BELOW GROUND. RESCUERS WORK THROUGH NIGHT TO FIND BODIES.
    Carterville, Ill. - An explosion ripped through the Blue Blaze Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine northeast of Carterville at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, killing... Read MORE...

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