Scales Mound Township

Jo Daviess County, Illinois

As already noted, Scales Mound Township received its name from Samuel Scales, and among the first settlers of the township were Messrs. Napper, Conley, Maupin and Woods. The village of Scales Mound was incorporated June 9, 1877, being the fifth of the cities or villages in the county to become incorporated. Within the borders of the township are valuable mines. The first post office ever established within the bounds of the township was called Baltimore, and Fleming C. Maupin was the first postmaster. The inhabitants of the Township of Scales Mound are an intelligent, thrifty and prosperous people, and, on an average, are among the wealthiest citizens of the county.

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

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