Edgar County, Illinois

County: Edgar

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.6667, -87.7500

The Illinois legislature created Edgar County in 1823 from Clark County. Later that year, commissioners appointed for the purpose chose Paris as the county seat.

"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.