Local Information for Coles County, Illinios

[Since I ask my students to do local field research into writing, I try to provide information on potential research sites.]

Chamber of Commerce Sites and City Hall Sites

Illinois Education Sites


“The Eastern Illinois University History Department, in partnership with Consolidated Telephone Company (Lumpkin Foundation) and with the assistance of the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) and the Graduate School/Vice President of Academic Affairs’ office of Eastern Illinois University, has established Localités/Localities, an ongoing project, which is part of our “doing local history initiative” and seeks:

  • To establish and expand a web-based center for local history, including interactive storage and retrieval of historical tools and documents.
  • To foster use of the Web as a teaching and research tool for history in academia, regional schools, and the local community;
  • To further local and worldwide discussion of local history.”