Massac County, Illinois
Lat/Long: 37.2333, -88.7333
On February 8, 1843, the Illinois General Assembly created Massac County out of Pope and Johnson counties. The act creating the county called for an election to determine a county seat, and in April 1843 Massac County voters selected Metropolis.
"An Act [to] Create the county of Massac," 8 February 1843, Laws of the State of Illinois (1843), 74-76; Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 754.