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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Marseilles

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Independent City or Town
Metro Area
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860
1870
1880
1890
1900 2599 0
1910
1920 3391 1
1930 9033 4
1940
1950 4514 --
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000 4655 4559 4 0
2010 5094 4899 18 5
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

It was suggested that the town had a sign as recently as 1997. However, it was probably a rogue sign.