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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