Christian County, Illinois

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Christian County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 35,372. Its county seat is Taylorville, Illinois[1].

The Taylorville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Christian County.



Christian County was formed February 15, 1839 out of Sangamon, Montgomery and Shelby Counties. It was named for Christian County, Kentucky.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 square miles (1,854.4 km2), of which 709 square miles (1,836.3 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18.1 km2) (0.93%) is water.

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