Lat/Long: 39.6000, -87.6833
In 1823, commissioners appointed for the purpose selected Paris as the permanent seat of government for the newly-created Edgar County. In February 1853, the General Assembly incorporated Paris as a town, and in March citizens of Paris approved the incorporation.
"An Act Forming a New County out of Part of Clark," 3 January 1823, Laws of Illinois (1823), 74-76; The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. LeBaron Jr., 1879), 237-38; "An Act to Incorporate the Town of Paris," 12 February 1853, Private Laws of Illinois (1853), 199-206; "An Act to Legalize an Election Held by the Inhabitants of the Town of Paris for the Adoption of a Town Charter," 9 February 1855, Private Laws of Illinois (1855), 693.