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December 15, 2017

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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.((“History of Maryville,” Maryville, IL. Accessed January 19, 2018; Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61. .)) By 1910, Maryville had a population of 729 people.((Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 302.)) As of the 2010 census, the village of Maryville has a population of 7,487.((Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 64.))

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

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

Cite this article: Ben Ostermeier and Nichol Allen, "Maryville," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified January 19, 2018,
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