Clinton, Illinois

City: Clinton

County: DeWitt

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.1500, -88.9500

James Allen and Jesse W. Fell founded Clinton in 1835 and it received a U.S. Post Office the following year. Initially situated in Macon County, Clinton became the permanent county seat of DeWitt County after its creation in 1839.

History of DeWitt County Illinois (Chicago: Pioneer, 1910), 1:115, 122-23; James N. Adams, comp., Illinois Place Names (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Society, 1989), 324.