Nifty Tidbits

Nifty Tidbits: by Chuck Rigby

Originally printed in the Jan. 29, 2003 edition of the Illinois Valley News

The town of Kerby has a long and energetic history. It began in 1855 when James Kerby settled on a Donation Land Claim. Together with Dr. D.S. Holton, for whom Holton Creek is named, Kerby founded the town and Dr. Holton’s house became the first building. The Josephine County seat was in Kerby from 1857 . . .