Griggsville Landing, Illinois

Griggsville Landing, Illinois

Griggsville Landing, Illinois

to get instant updates about 'Griggsville Landing, Illinois' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!


All Updates

Griggsville Landing, also known as Phillips Landing or Phillips Ferry, was located in Flint Township, just south of Valley City, Illinois. It is a former town site on the Illinois River in Pike County. The town was a steamboat stop which began sometime in the 1830s. There was a lime kiln there that was part of a commercial lime operation prior to post-Civil War industrial intensification in the lime industry. The town at Griggsville Landing was home to a boat yard, a grist mill and a hotel in addition to the Griggsville Landing Lime Kiln, built around 1850, which is still standing as of 2007. The town was eventually abandoned, rendering it a ghost town.


Early history

Pike County, Illinois was surveyed by the United States government in 1817–1819. In 1822, Garrett Van Dusen, the second settler in Flint Township, started a ferry using a canoe, ferrying footmen and swimming horses. Judge William Thomas of Jacksonville, in an 1873 letter, recalled crossing the river here in September 1827: Van Deusen later sold the ferry and land claim to Nimrod Phillips. By 1832, the...
Read More

No feeds found

wait Posting your question. Please wait!...

No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from