Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Woodbine Township is very near the geographical center of the county. Owing to the fact that the village of Elizabeth joins the township near the center of its west boundary, and that the mines in and about the village attracted its first settlers, it is a little difficult to separate the history of the two townships. It is probable that two men named James Flack and John D. Winters were its first settlers. The land of the township is generally rich and well watered, and there was formerly an abundance of timber. The Chicago Great Western Railroad now runs through it near the central portions, and the village of Woodbine, which is an energetic, thriving place, has been established, but has not been incorporated. The inhabitants of the township are among the best people of the county and are a loyal, industrious and law-abiding class of citizens.
(This section is taken from the book "History of Jo Daviess County 1904)
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