Metamora is 175

Staff Writer
Woodford Times
There was cake at the June 7 Metamora Village Board meeting because the village turned 175 that day.

The 175th anniversary of Metamora — which was yesterday — snuck up on Murllene Kramer.

Kramer, co-founder and past president of the Metamora Association for Historic Preservation,  laughed, saying a chance remark sparked her realization.

“I don’t know how it got by me,” she said.

Kramer said that Metamora has done a great job preserving the past. Kramer said, in her opinion, the courthouse is the most important aspect of Metamora’s history.

“A president, a vice-president and a supreme court justice practiced law there,” she said.

“That makes it unique in my mind.”