Christian County, Illinois

County: Christian

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.5500, -89.2833

Abraham Lincoln introduced the legislation that created Dane County in 1839. Commissioners appointed for the purpose chose a location for the county seat and named it Taylorville. In 1840, the legislature, responding to a petition from county citizens, changed the county's name from Dane to Christian.

An Act to Establish the Counties of Menard, Logan, and Dane; An Act to Change the Name of the County of Dane to that of Christian; History of Christian County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1880), 52-53.