A Genealogical Compilation In Progress
by Sybil A. Layton
On Thursday, January 17, the County of Macoupin was one hundred years old. Originally the territory from which Macoupin County was finally taken was a part of Greene County. The legislature which passed the act creating the County of Macoupin was in session at Vandalia, the state capital at that time. The act was signed by Governor Ninian Edwards, January 17, 1829.
Source Ref: The Mt. Olive Herald January 1929
The public schools of this city [Mount Olive] opened last Monday and are ready to take a step forward in educational knowledge.
Source Ref: The Mt. Olive Herald September 1899
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