Alexander, Madison , Pulaski

  St. Clair 




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Location of Bell Saw Mill, the town was laid out and platted in 1858. It was incorporated in 1888. Named after Postmaster Ulen. It must be noted that the name was misspelled at some point during the founding, that is why it became Ullin. Phone lines were built in 1903 by Dr. J.B. Mathis and the Holcomb brothers. Electricity came to the village in 1915. The electric service was available to subscribers until 11 p.m.

Lionel "Doc" Kessler operated the theatre in Ullin. He also carried the movie projector to nearby towns so their residents could enjoy the then silent movies, also.

James Bell

Bell Sawmill

Mr. Boyd

Operator Ullin Box and Lumber Co.

Louis Needham

Sawmill Operator

Thomas Meyers

Hotel Operator and Postmaster

Dr. J.B. Mathis

Sawmill Operator, Organizer of Ullin Light and Power Company

Pete Burnham

Harness Shop Owner

Frank Holcomb Family

Garage Owners

Ullin Mutual County Fire Insurance Co.

Started by area Farmers

Walter Kesler Family


Lionel (Doc) Kesler

Ullin Theatre Operator

Arch Sexton

Ullin Theatre Operator

Elsie and Lionel Kesler

Elsie's Restaurant

J.B. Mathis, Holcomb Brothers

Ullin Telephone Company Phone Lines

Luther T. Robinson

Doctor, President First National Bank of Ullin

J.B. Mathis


L.E. Tourney


Mr. & Mrs. M.G. Hart

Ullin Drug Store

C.V. Reagan

Reagan's Market

Cecil Brown

Brown's I.G.A.




Ullin Illinois Central Railroad Depot - donated by Mr. Paul Echols

Ullin Illinois Central Railroad Depot as submitted to The National Register of Historic Places 

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