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Carlinville, Illinois

City: Carlinville

County: Macoupin

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.2667, -89.8667

In 1829, commissioners appointed for the purpose chose a site for the county seat of Macoupin County, and the county commissioners' court named it Carlinville. In 1837, the legislature, of which Abraham Lincoln was a member, incorporated the town.

An Act to Incorporate the Town of Carlinville; History of Macoupin County, Illinois (Philadelphia: Brink, McDonough, 1879), 40-41.