Livingston County, Illinois

County: Livingston

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.8667, -88.5167

The Illinois General Assembly created Livingston County in 1837 from parts of La Salle and McLean counties and unorganized territory. Commissioners appointed for the purpose chose a site for the new county's seat, which became the town of Pontiac. In 1839, county residents voted against removing the county seat from Pontiac.

An Act to Establish the County of Livingston; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 32; An Act to Relocate the Seat of Justice of Livingston County; The History of Livingston County, Illinois (Chicago: William Le Baron, Jr., 1878), 254, 256.