P O BOX 245


MARISSA, IL 62257-0245








to the Web Site of the Marissa Historical & Genealogical Society








We are committed to help make research easy for everyone.


The Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society was founded in 1969 and was incorporated shortly thereafter.  The basic principles of the society are to foster the research of the family roots  and to preserve and maintain historical records and cultural values for educational purposes.


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Library/Museum Hours






Books & Other Items For Sale

     Duplicate/Used Books For Sale


Quarterly Information


Marissa Map

Academy T-Shirts

Historical Facts


Who's This and What's That

                   About the Name Marissa




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On October 10th the Historical Society moved  into  their new home.  We are so excited, but there is much work to be done.  We are setting up the museum

and will be open during the "Toast of Marissa" on November 12th.  There will be a short ceremony and ribbon cutting at 10:30 that morning.  We will be drawing

for prizes approximately every hour.  The last drawing will be at 6 p.m. and will be for an afghan.     There will be no meetings in November or December and we

are planning to have a regular membership meeting in January.  Remember it will be the 4th Thursday of the month.  We will try to have a guest speaker that
evening.     Hope you all will attend.        Below are a couple of pictures


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Baptist Church of Christ at Elkton

Washington County, Illinois

1841 - 1867





The Last House in Marissa

a Story about Bill Been of Marissa


by Stephen Gregory




St. Joseph's Cemetery/History

Prairie du Rocher, IL




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Please look through our web site and visit us often, both online and in Marissa, Illinois, at the Academy Building.  We will be delighted to assist you in anyway possible.  If you still have questions, please fill out the following to contact us:





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President: Kay F. Jetton


Secretary: Louise Wagner


Webmaster: K. Jetton


Updated - November 1,  2016 - Authorized by the MHGS Executive Board.




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