The first Americans to settle the Maryville region were German farmers who arrived in the 1840s. At the time, the area was known as Pleasant Ridge. Charles William Frederich Lange, a German immigrant, and his wife Mary dedicated a portion of their land for public use in 1900. Approximately 300 people lived in the area at the time, and their land dedication led to the incorporation of Maryville on June 4, 1902. The town was named for Mary Lange.1 By 1910, Maryville had a population of 729 people.2 As of the 2010 census, the village of Maryville has a population of 7,487.3
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|1.||arrow_upward||“History of Maryville,” Maryville, IL. Accessed January 19, 2018; Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61. .|
|2.||arrow_upward||Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 302.|
|3.||arrow_upward||Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 64.|