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Stillman Valley High School

 

Where excellence is the norm NOT the exception!

Welcome to Stillman Valley High School.  

HISTORY OF STILLMAN VALLEY

All information was taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stillman_Valley,_Illinois.

Stillman Valley was founded in north central Illinois in 1876. A creek running through the community was named after Major Stillman of the Illinois Militia who led troops in the first named battle of the Black Hawk War on May 14, 1832. The battle and the creek became humorously known as "Stillman's Run" after Stillman and his men fled the battlefield believing they were being chased by thousands of Chief Black Hawk's warriors.[1] The day after the battle, Abraham Lincoln helped burying the dead soldiers from the battle.[2] The village was named after Stillman Creek; the valley serves as the watershed for the creek, hence the name Stillman Valley.

The battlefield and the site where the soldiers from the Black Hawk War are buried is in present-day Stillman Valley at the Stillman's Run Battle Site. A large memorial to this battle is located in there. It reads, in part: "Here, on May 14, 1832, the first engagement of the Black Hawk War took place. When 275 Illinois militiamen under Maj. Isaiah Stillman were put to flight by Black Hawk and his warriors."

SCHOOL DISTRICT

Stillman Valley is in the *Meridian Unified School District #223." The school district has four schools and covers approximately 125 square miles. The schools are Highland Grade School, Monroe Center School, Meridian Junior High School and Stillman Valley High School.

FAMOUS PEOPLE

George Raymond Bird (June 23, 1850 - November 9, 1940) was a Major League Baseball center fielder in the 19th century. He played for the Rockford Forest Citys of the National Association in 1871. He was a native of Stillman Valley, Illinois. In 25 games as the Forest Citys starting center fielder Bird batted .264 (28-for-106) with two doubles, five triples, 13 RBI, and 19 runs scored.  For more information, click on the link below:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/birdge01.shtml

STILLMAN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

County:  Ogle

Township:  Marion

River: Stillman Creek

Coordinates:  42°06′21″N89°10′48″W / 42.10583, -89.18

Area:  1.4 sq mi (4 km²)

Land: 1.4 sq mi (4 km²)

Water: 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)

Population:  1,048 (2000)

Density: 735.7 /sq mi (284 /km²)

Date:  1875

Village President: Jim Mays (R)

Postal Code:  61084

Area Code:  815