Italian Immigration to Madison County
Italians have visited and immigrated to our continent since the 1400s. They fought in our wars and helped shape American culture. The largest wave of Italian immigration occurred from the 1880s to 1924.
During this operiod, many of those newcomers came to Madison County, Illinois. Once here, they became productive citizens, and those Italian immigrants contributed greatly to our history and current culture.
This is their story.