Montague County
Cemetery Photographs

Illinois Bend Cemetery
Illinois Bend, Texas
FM 2953 west of Illinois Bend Community
The residents of the Illinois Bend Community came into existence in 1862 and was named for the early settlers from Illinois who were homesick for their native state. The community sprang up to the south of the Red River at its bend. The original name of the community was Maxville or Wardville. Early settlers were Aaron Anderson family & Hatfield family who had several members of the family killed by Indians. Willett, Buchanan & Dowd families were also settlers. - Martha Shaffer Thompson

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