When did Illinois become a state?
Illinois became a state in 1818. The first governor was Shadrach Bond.
What was the name of Milwaukee Avenue on an 1830 map?
When were treaties with the Potawatomi Indians signed in Illinois?
On September 26, 1833, the treaties were signed with the Potawatomi Indians in Illinois.
Who was the first settler on the land now known as Wheeling?
On March 13, 1833, Mr. Sweet stakes squatter's claim on land near the Palwaukee Inn. In September 1833 he sold his claim to George Strong for $60.
Facts about the early days of the village of Wheeling, Illinois