The New Student's Reference Work/Jacksonville, Ill.
Jacksonville, Ill., county-seat of Morgan County, stands in a fertile prairie region, at the junction of several railroads, 34 miles southwest of Springfield. It is noted for its schools. Here are Illinois College, Illinois Women's College, several conservatories of music and other educational institutions; and here, too, are state asylums for the blind, the deaf and dumb, the insane and, also, the idiotic and feeble-minded. The public-school system is excellent, and the city is greatly beautified by trees. There are manufactories of woolens, paper, machinery, boilers, lumber, confectionery, furniture, etc. Population 15,326.