County: <a href="/places/x4012612">Bond</a>
Lat/Long: 38.8833, -89.4000
Greenville was first settled in 1817 and it received a U.S. Post Office in 1819. In 1821, commissioners appointed for the purpose designated Greenville the seat of Bond County, and it has remained the county seat since.
James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 380; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 75-77.