Hillsboro Business @ 50+ Years

Updated: Sep 9, 2021


After more than 100 years the Montgomery County News closed in 2004.
After more than 100 years the Montgomery County News closed in 2004.

Using several old phone books I came up with this list of Hillsboro businesses that have survived more than 50 years. There aren't many left which is why it was sad to see the Hiltop Bakery closed last week.


Update: Since I posted this list in June / 2017 the businesses that have closed since then are highlighted in yellow.


Bank of Hillsboro < National Bank < Montgomery County National Bank

Sullivan's Drugs < Seymour's Drugs

John's Pharmacy < Finley's, Faryl's, Mobley's, Jordan's & Musgrove

Evans Law Office < Omar Poos & Chester Evans

Cullison Law Office < Vandever Law Office

Hurst Rosche - 1937

Hiller Sheet Metal - 1939

Journal-News - 1852

Hillsboro Electric < Newspaper ads in 1925

Milanos' Cafe < 1948

Orpheum Theatre - Opened in 1920 - 100 Years in 2020!

Spear's Title < McDavid Abstract

Jorn's Signs - 1965

Neon Sign Shop - 1932 < Ledder, Smith, Lohr, Dunn

IGA -

Shell Gas Station - 1967

Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home <Dates back over 100 years.

State Farm Insurance <Huber

Park - N - Eat - 1969 < Reaban's - 48 now - soon to be 50!

Vogel Lumber < Hillsboro Lumber Company

Courthouse Pub < Woody's, Woodruff's, Set Shots

Lemo's < Bob's Tap 1946 < Tony Sinclair's Tavern 1928

Tunes < Chuck's Tap < Chick's Tap < Boss Sharp's Tap Room

Paris Frozen Foods - 1939

Robin's Nest Florals < Henry's Greenhouse

Hillsboro Bowl < Dates back to the 1930's.

Dairy Queen - 1955

Wright Automotive < Brown, McDavid Ford

Roger Jennings <Ebeling, Truitt, Whitley Motors

Fuller Brothers Concrete

Butler Laundry

Dry Clean Only - Jack Thompson Dry Cleaning

S&L Motors Parts/ McKay Auto Parts

Heights Finance < Montgomery County Loan

Country Companies



Schram City and Taylor Springs:

Canton Inn

Moonlight Y

Cobetto's

Kink's Corner < Fuller Brothers Packaged Liquor

Drapes

Elam's Towing - 46 years

Litchfield Bituminous

WSMI - 1950


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Jeff Dunn

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