Jo Daviess County, Illinois
The Township of Nora is the northeastern township of the county, and for fertility of soil is unsurpassed by any township in the State. Its first settler was George B. Stanchfield, although it has been claimed by some that one Garret Garner was the first settler. Afterwards came Samuel and Tilman H. Dobler and Asher Miner. The village of Nora is located within its borders and is on the line of the Illinois Central Railroad. It was laid out by George B. StanchfieId and John C. Gardner, the latter being then County Surveyor. It was incorporated May 7, 1883.
(This section is taken from the book "History of Jo Daviess County 1904)
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