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Clinton, Illinois

City: Clinton

County: De Witt

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 De Witt 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.