Griggsville Landing

Name:

Griggsville Landing

County:

Pike

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Latitude / Longitude:

39° 41′ 49 N, 90° 38′ 51 W

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Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Griggsville Landing, also known as Phillips Landing or Phillips Ferry, was located in Flint Township, just south of Valley City, Illinois.

Remains:

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.

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Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

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.

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