Last updated: 5/28/2018
Wilmington, Illinois
Street Address
114 N Main StWilmington, IL 60481
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1Wilmington, IL 60481


John Persic, President
Lyn Allott, Secretary
Ike Widner, Trustee

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month.


The mission of the Wilmington Area Historical Society is to collect, preserver, display and interpret the documents, photographs and artifacts that tell the unique story of how the people of this small town with big ideas have adapted and survived in the beautiful environment of the Midwest.

Wilmington’s History

Wilmington was born when, in 1834, Thomas Cox acquired 400 acres of land from the government and built a saw mill. He later added a corn cracker, a gristmill, and a carding machine and the enterprise took on the name Cox’s Mills. Patronized by settlers from as far as 50 miles away, pioneers brought their corn and wheat to Wilmington to be ground.

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