Maeystown Is A Historic German Town In Illinois That You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Located close to the Illinois-Missouri border in Monroe County is a tiny town with under 150 residents. Maeystown started to grow as a community in the mid-1800s after Jacob Maeys, who was born in Oggersheim, Bavaria, settled here and built a log house to live in. Other German immigrants soon settled the area and a mill and several houses were built. The area was called Maeysville until a post office was built in 1860 and the name was changed to Maeystown.

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To learn more about the history, search the calendar of events, and plan your trip to this gem of a village, visit the Maeystown website here.

Address: Maeystown, IL, USA