Leclaire, Illinois - Friends of Leclaire
The Leclaire website provides historical information about people who lived or worked in the cooperative Village of Leclaire (1890-1934). The transcribed newspaper articles, memoirs, house histories and other articles included on the site provide information about hundreds of families connected with Leclaire which is now part of Edwardsville, Illinois in Madison County, 18 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. Many of the original families of Leclaire were from St. Louis, Missouri, but they came from all over the country because Leclaire gained an international reputation. The village was founded by industrialist N. O. NELSON.