Pleasant Valley Township

Jo Daviess County, Illinois

The Township of Pleasant Valley is, as its name implies, a pleasant valley.  Plum River extends through the township, and the soil of the township-especially in the valley-is very productive. But little mineral has been found in the township and but little prospecting has been done. Among the earliest settlers were Thomas Deeds, Eli Thomas, G. Miller and Darius Myers. The Troxells were also early settlers there. George Edwards, Watkins Williams (father of County Clerk Williams), came later. There is a record to the effect that a post office existed in Pleasant Valley in 1847, with Thomas Deeds as postmaster, but just when this office was first established I have not been able to ascertain. There are no organized cities or villages within the township, although there is a place called Moville within its borders, at which considerable business is transacted. The people of this township are well to-do, energetic and thrifty.

(This section is taken from the book "History of Jo Daviess County  1904)

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