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Subject: [ILckPAL] EARLY ROADWAYS in SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP - Jones Road
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 07:10:46 -0600
2/2004 - Valentine writes: In a publication issued in 2000 entitled
"Schaumburg Township, a Sesquicentennial Celebration, 1850-2000"
in a section entitled
Name Origins of Roads and Highways in Schaumburg Township,
I have found this statement, which I believe to be in error:
"Jones Road, first maintained by Schaumburg township in 1906,
named for local landowners William and Fred Jahns
who donated the land on which the road was built.
Road name is spelled incorrectly."
Please make a note:
JONES ROAD was laid out as a 4 rod road on JUNE 28 1863, by Surveyor R F Clough and it was clearly cited as JONES ROAD, long before the township took over the control of the roadway.
In 1906, the road, near to the Central Road area was straightened and lands were taken from the farm to the east for half of the new road bed and western half of the old road that as no longer used was vacated as 'roadside".
The JAHN family is not recorded as being in the area until about the 1906 period but prior to that it was the TEYLOR-TEYLAR-TAYLOR family on the plats including the time frame when the JONES ROAD name first started to show on the plats..
I therefore do not agree about the NAMING statement above noted,
nor who donated the land, which infers that the road was 'new' in 1906.
Clearly the roadway was not new,
and plats between 19860 and 1904 regularly show the roadway as a mainstay road, often with the JONES noted.
It may be true that 1906 is when the TOWNSHIP COMMISSIONERS took control of the roadway for the Township and at that time,
during their standardization process,
may have decided to straighten the road and perhaps PAVE it for the benefit of those 'residents'.
However, JONES Road was a respectable road and noted as such, long before its straightening of 1906 and long before the arrival of the JAHN Family.
If the researcher would like to check further,
please refer to the 1947 Schaumburg Township Atlas Section 9
and the many township plat maps that are at the STDL in the Historical Map Cabinet.
Further, I would suggest that any researcher who would like to find the reason for the JONES name, that they research a bit of Palatine Township History and see if
there wasn't a business near to the Central Road/Jones Road Intersection which may have had JONES in the name.
To do this, I would check early newspapers in Palatine and also check any Directories that may have existed for Palatine and I would check their earliest Plat Maps.
The Palatine Historical Museum, not the Palatine Public Library, is where I would start.
Make a call first and find out when you may perform your research.
They have research hours that are in excess of their 'building tour' hours.
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