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Shelbyville, Illinois

City: Shelbyville

County: Shelby

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.4000, -88.7833

In 1827, commissioners appointed for the purpose chose a location for the seat of newly-created Shelby County, which the Illinois General Assembly named Shelbyville. In March 1839, the General Assembly incorporated Shelbyville as a town.

"An Act Creating Shelby County," 23 January 1827, Revised Laws of Illinois (1827), 115-17; Combined History of Shelby and Moultrie Counties, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1881), 54; An Act to Incorporate the Town of Shelbyville.