Davis is the largest village of Rock Run township. In 1857, when the Western Union Railroad had sun eyed its route through the county, and was making all preparations for the building of the line, it became very evident that a station on its route through Rock Run township was most necessary for the farmers of that district. Samuel Davis, John A. Davis, Thomas J. Turner and Ludwig Stanton, who owned the land in the vicinity of the present village, donated a total of one hundred and sixty acres, which was surveyed and platted for a village site. In 1858 everything was finished and the sale of lots began. That year the railroad was finished through the village, but the train that first sped over the rails was not run until the following year, on the occasion of the state fair, which was held in Freeport in 1859.
Recent Davis, Illinois News and Archives:
Special Evening of Celebrating Freedom And Honoring Military Personnel
Davis – Join St. Paul Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 for a special evening of celebrating our freedomRead more.
Show Your Love For Freeport And Shop Small Business Saturday
Freeport, Illinois — Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday all across the country and a day to celebrate andRead more.
The 2017 Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales – June 2 & 3
The Route 75 40 Miles of Garage Sales. This year it’s on June 2&3. If you’re having a sale youRead more.
HCC Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients
FREEPORT — The Highland Community College Foundation distributed approximately $387,000 to Highland Students for the 2015 academic year with moreRead more.
Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday
Excessive Heat Warning ...DANGEROUS HEAT INTO SATURDAY... .HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. PEAK HEAT INDICES NEAR 110Read more.
Send In Your Letters To The Editor And Be Heard
Have Something You’d Like To Say? Have a positive statement to make or a suggestion? Send Your Letters To Us AndRead more.
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This!
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This! CallingRead more.
President Barack Obama Proclaims May 1 through May 7, 2016, As National Small Business Week
Washington – Responsible for creating nearly two-thirds of net new jobs in the United States each year and employing moreRead more.
Peaches, Cubs Tickets, Family Fun and Music and Cheese All This Week From The Farm Bureau
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Davis Illinois News
Davis is the largest village of Rock Run township. In 1857, when the Western Union Railroad had sun eyed itsRead more.
Flu Shot 2017 – FHN Offering Flu Shot Clinics Across Northwest Illinois
Freeport, Illinois — FHN will offer seasonal flu shots to the public this year at a series of clinics scheduled throughoutRead more.
Early Voting In Stephenson County Begins Thursday September 29
Stephenson County, Illinois – Notice is hereby given for the General Election that Registered Voters in Stephenson County, by personal appearance,Read more.
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Freeport, Illinois — The Stephenson County Health Department released a news release informing residents of the County that the West Nile Virus hasRead more.
Northern Illinois’ Largest Bargain & Treasure Extravaganza Starts This Friday
Northern Illinois — If you’re a bargain hunter and love finding deals and steals and even local meals, the singleRead more.
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales And
The Road Show – From Freeport To Lake Summerset, We Follow The Path of This Years Rt. 75 Sales AndRead more.
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