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Seneca Village Hall ~ 340 N. Cash St., Seneca, IL 61360 ~  Open Mon-Fri  from 8:00am to 4:00pm  
Phone: (815) 357-8771 ~ Fax: (815) 357-8772  ~ Email: clerk1@mailseneca.org

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THE VILLAGE COUNCIL IS REQUESTING THAT ANYONE WITH LST OR SENECA MEMORABILIA THAT WOULD LIKE IT DISPLAYED AT THE SENECA VILLAGE HALL AND/OR THE WEBSITE CAN DO SO BY CALLING 815-357-8771 FOR DETAILS...THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE!!

Village History

Incorporation was on February 16, 1865 for the "Village of Crotty" named after its founder, Jeremiah Crotty. The Village of Seneca was not legally termed such until March of 1957. Jeremiah Crotty, an Irish immigrant, contracted to build 11 miles of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, which bisects the Village. In 1854, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad was built and designated the Village as a station stop known as "Seneca Station". It has never been determined why the railroad called it "Seneca". Seneca was also well known for the Shipyard, which built Navy warships called LST's or Landing Ship Tanks. The Shipyard was in operation from 1942 to 1945 with a final production of 157 LST's built. The shipyards played an important role in World War II because they helped people by providing money and many jobs to our community. Much more to come..... The Seneca Historical Guild is collecting memorabilia, information and items relating to our Village.  If interested in donating items, please contact Doug Wood at 815-357-8478 or 815-769-5077 or e-mail to senecahistory@gmail.com   Thank you for your interest.
Official Mayor's List 1864-Present
1864 THOMAS MORRISEY
1865 ANTHONY MALLANY
1866 W.H. UNDERHILL
1867 JOHN CROTTY
1868-1869 H.L. HOSSACK
1870-1871 DANIEL SHAIDE
1872-1873 F.M. ROBINSON
1874-1875 DANIEL SHAIDE
1876 N.J. RULISON
1877 R.E. JACKSON
1878 DANIEL SHAIDE
1879 P.H. GRAVES
1880-1881 ROBERT JACKSON
1882-1883 C.H.R. THOMAS
1884 P.H. GRAVES
1885 DANIEL SHAIDE
1886 THOMAS CRAVEN
1887 P.H. GRAVES
1888-1889 M.J. HOGAN, SR.
1890-1891 P.H. GRAVES
1892 PATRICK J. FOLEY
1893 ALEX VAUGHEY
1894 P.H. GRAVES
1895 HUGH HENERY
1896-1897 M.J. HOGAN, SR.
1898-1903 JAMES FARRELL
1904-1909 P.J. FOLEY
1910-1913 M.J. HOGAN, SR.
1914-1915 GEORGE TATTERSALL
1916-1918 M.J. HOGAN, SR.
1919-1926 P.J. FOLEY
1927-1929 M.J. HOGAN, JR.
1930-1934 M.J. HOGAN, JR.
1935 GEORGE TATTERSALL (DECEASED IN AUGUST)
1935-1941 M.J. HOGAN, JR.
1942 EDWARD E. FOLEY (RESIGNED IN MAY)
1942-1949 CHARLES H. SMITH
1950-1953 JAMES O'BRIEN
1954-1959 JOHN MARZUKE
1960-1961 JAMES THOMPSON (RESIGNED)
1962-1963 JAMES O'BRIEN
1964-1969 CHARLES MCALLESTER
1970-1973 JAMES O'BRIEN
1974-1977 ELLSWORTH GUMM
1978-1985 RONALD JOHNSON
1986-1989 WAYNE ANDERSON
1990-1991 CHARLES MCALLESTER
1991-1994 VINCENT GROBER
1995-1999 WILLIAM STEEP
1999-2003 DAVID F. YECK
2003-2007 KIM B. HILL
2007-PRESENT DAVID M. SPICER
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