GREENVILLE, a neat and thriving post-village, capital of Bond co., Illinois, on the East fork of Shoal creek, on the National road, and on the railroad (unfinished) between Terre Haute and Alton, about 45 miles E. from the latter. It has a body of timber on the N., and on the S. a beautiful expanse of prairie. It has 2 newspaper offices, 3 churches, and 7 stores.   (Baldwin's New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States..., 1854)

GREENVILLE   A neat and thriving post village, capital of Bond county, on the east fork of Shoal creek, on the National road and near the line of the proposed Atlantic and Mississippi railroad. It has a fine court house, and many other buildings worthy of notice; among them is Almira college, of brick, three stories in height, and of large proportions. It is intended for females exclusively and was named in honor of Mrs. Almira Morse, of this town, who donated $6,000 toward its establishment; the entire cost will be about $35,000. The business of the village is quite large, and the inhabitants energetic and industrious. Samuel H. Crocker, Postmaster. (Hawes' Illinois State Gazetteer...,1859)

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