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Livingston

December 15, 2017

Last modified: January 28, 2018

In the late 19th century, John and Mary Livingston owned a 297-acre farm in Olive Township. Shortly after their deaths in 1897 and 1898, rich veins of coal were discovered on their land,1 and their children and heirs, particularly David Livingston, laid out a coal mining town on their land in 1904.2 The Staunton Coal Company started mining coal in 1904,3 and the village of Livingston was incorporated November 15, 1905.4 In 1910, Livingston had a population of 1,092.5 As of the 2010 census, the village of Livingston has a population of 858.6

Livingston in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

To access the village of Livingston’s website, follow this link.

Endnotes   [ + ]

1. Livingston Centennial Committee, History of Livingston, Illinois, 1905 – 2005Madison Historical, accessed January 29, 2018, 10.
2. W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), 613 – 614.
3. Livingston Centennial Committee, History of Livingston, Illinois, 1905 – 2005Madison Historical, accessed January 29, 2018, 4.
4. Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61.
5. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 303.
6. llinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 64.
Cite this article: Nichol Allen and Ben Ostermeier, "Livingston," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified January 28, 2018, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/encyclopedia/livingston/.
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