ILLINOIS COLONY, TX
ILLINOIS COLONY, TEXAS. Illinois Colony, along with its cousins Ohio Colony and Iowa Colony, was a neighborhood settlement in extreme western Matagorda County just northwest of Palacios, which provided most services except for church and school. It was settled during the railroad promotions of the early 1900s and named after the home state of its inhabitants. Before about 1938 Illinois Colony had a one-room school that also hosted church services and community gatherings; in 1938 the building was moved to private property. County highway maps for the 1930s show a number of widely scattered farm units in the area northwest of Palacios where these neighborhood settlements were said to have stood. With the advent of improved transportation and school consolidation the settlements gradually disappeared. They are not labeled on 1952 maps.
Matagorda County Historical Commission, Historic Matagorda County (3 vols., 1986–88).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Rachel Jenkins, "ILLINOIS COLONY, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hri14), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles