Broughton community began as Rectorville in 1857
Springfield Illinois Archives
Appointed Justice of Peace
Old Broughton Photos
Old photos of Broughton Funeral Home 1885, Buck Sanders Barber Shop 1900, Dawes Street in the early 1900, Steel frame bridge 1913, Depot 1917, Elevator early 1920, Flour Mill 1920, Old bridge 1930, L&N at the Depot, Inside the Depot, The 1937 flood, Post Office, Telephone Switchboard.
Memories of when & where lived
Broughton Photo Albums
Send us your Broughton area pictures and we'll post them.
Broughton area Reunions
About Broughton People:
John Gwaltney Poet, John G. Gholson, Attny. James T. Gholson, Physician, Audra Hardesty, Entertainer, Samuel Richardson, Basket Maker, Cooger Sawyer, Bee man & Brewmaster
Pictures of Servicemen with Broughton connections
Lesson learned in Broughton
Is about my visit to Broughton as a boy & didn't heed a warning, and paid the price.
Wills and Probate Sales
A good place to find people who may not have been around at the census count. Some things never change, as people love a sale! Check out who bought what? One of your ancestors might have been there.
MINUTES OF THE MUDDY RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION ILLINOIS 1820 - 1840
We are pleased to post the following record of the Minutes of the Muddy River Baptist Association. Our thanks to Ron & Doris Nelson for permission to use the printed copy for transcription. Its a treasure to come accross records this old that have survived. Its also great to see one's own ancestor involved in the church as a messenger. We hope you enjoy these records of the minutes and hope you find someone you know listed in them. Some of those involved traveled to other churches in southern Illinois to visit & report and keep the churches in the doctrine of the association.
For more information on Primitive Baptist - Visit Elder Robert Webb's Site
Linked below is a Time Line with interesting history of our Presidents and would like to include your family story & date when they came to a Southern Illinois County
Our thanks to all who have contributed as it is a pleasure to post the information & really appreciate your comments
Broughton Community Center
Hall is used for Broughton Homecoming, Reunions & etc., at a very reasonable rate.
To inquire contact: David Essary, Ph. Area Code 618 - 926 - 0918
Coming events include announcements & dates of Broughton Days, Reunions, etc.
Broughton Days from 1967 until now
Some news bits of Broughton area
Southern Illinois Stories
Southern Illinois Poetry
Southern IL.Photo Exchange
We discovered a new cousin and each of us had family pictures the other didn't have. We both made copies and delighted each other with new photos!
We thought it would be great to list available pictures for anyone desiring to participate.
If you have a scanned picture you would like to send as an attachment I will post it.
Unidentified Photo in McLeansboro area
Need an ancestor photo?
This is where you can list an ancestor that you want a photo of
Hamilton County Links
Links to The USGenWeb Project