Shelby County, Illinois

County: Shelby

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.4000, -88.7833

The Illinois legislature created Shelby County in 1827, out of Fayette County. Commissioners appointed for the purpose chose a location for the county seat, which the legislature named Shelbyville.

"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; Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties (Springfield: Illinois Secretary of State, 2010), 8.