The Huntley Area Public Library COVID-19 Repository is an archive of photos, poems, drawings and other items submitted from Huntley Area locals and businesses. It depicts their stories during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. We are no longer taking submissions for COVID Repository. Thank you to those that submitted content.
Do you have a photo, drawing, art, poem, or story you’ve posted to Facebook or just wish to share with others regarding the COVID-19 pandemic or the affect it had on you or the world? Consider adding it to this central repository to make it available for generations to come. How has your life … Read more
Thomas Stillwell Huntley The village of Huntley was named for Thomas Stillwell Huntley (March 27, 1807 – May 21, 1894). Thomas Huntley and his wife, Eliza Fox Huntley, and children Charles, Harriet and William arrived in the area in 1846, having traveled weeks by wagon from upstate New York. The family settled on farm land … Read more
When you stand in Huntley’s beautiful town square park, you are standing on history. The park was designated as a public square by Thomas Stillwell Huntley, who donated the land to the town that bears his name. The earliest plat map of the village, dating to 1853, shows the town square park’s location. For more … Read more
Latimer Brothers Bike In 1897, two inventive brothers based in Huntley developed a new type of bicycle they believed would revolutionize the industry. The Latimer brothers owned and operated a mill along today’s Mill Street, east of the present-day Route 47. But the brothers had other, more creative ideas. Frank Latimer designed a new type of … Read more
A Look Back in Time: Borden’s Milk Factory Recently a new business opened in Huntley – Sew Hop’d Brewery & Taproom— in a building that was once the “Queen of the West” Borden Milk Factory (circa 1907). The building has been a milk factory, Fencil’s gasket company, and currently also houses the Union Special Machine … Read more
One-room country schools existed in the Huntley area until the 1920s when the rural schools began consolidation with Huntley School District 158. The schools dotted the countryside, usually spaced within a three-mile walking distance of surrounding farms. Rural schools taught first through eighth grades. If students passed their Eighth Grade Exams, they attended the high school in town. … Read more