In and Around Panama and Sorento, Illinois

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  Early Days

Recent Aerial Photos

Miscellaneous Local Photos 

Panama's Own

An excellent biographical synopsis of John L. Lewis by Allan Keith.




Some Area Cemeteries 



  • Montgomery County Cemetery Location Maps and Pictures
  • Bond County Cemetery Location Maps and Pictures
  • Grisham Township, Montgomery County Cemeteries 1985

  • All burials listed on the following pages have memorials that contains birth and death dates, pictures and possibly other information, at

    Bond County

  • Montgomery County

  •  Hopewell / Grantham Cemetery
  •  Little Jerusalem Cemetery
  •  McDavid Point Cemetery
  •  Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  •  Traylor Cemetery

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 (469 bytes)Compiled Newspaper Articles and Books About Panama and Sorento 

  • Panama School Annuals

  • Sorento School Annuals

  • From the Archives

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  • Panama Death Certificates
  • Panama Burial Permits
  • Panama Coal Mine Fatalities
  • Union Cemetery, Panama - Burial List - 1916 to 1934
  • Sorento Building and Loan Annual Report 1935;
  • Sorento Electric Light Co. Bill 1911
  • Bank of Sorento Check 1896
  • Sorento in 1883
  • American Bowling Congress Triplicate Award
  • Best Grocery Collapses
  • Sorento Commercial  Club Hosts the Tri-County Farmer's Institute
  • Cruthis IGA Flyer
  • History of Bond & Montgomery Counties
  • Portrait & Biographical Record Of Bond & Montgomery
  • Past and Present of Montgomery County
  • Prairie Farmers Directory of Montgomery County
  • The Settlement of Illinois, 1778 - 1830
  • When Wilderness Was King - A Tale of the Illinois Country
  • Illinois - Era of the Civil War 1848 to 1870
  • A Woman's Story of Pioneer Illinois
  • The Indian Captivity of William Biggs among the Kickapoo Indians in 1788

    Census Information

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    1920 Census of Panama, IL

    Both Bond and Montgomery Parts.


    Some Useful Links

  • Eccles Family Genealogy

    tree.gif (12177 bytes)My Eccles Family emigrated to the U. S. from Burnley, Lancashire in 1863

  • Burnley, Lancashire, in 1818 by James Grant
  • Burnley, Lancashire, in 1818, Part II by James Grant
  • Early Map of Burnley