Douglas County, Illinois

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Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 19,922. The county seat is Tuscola[1].



Douglas County was formed in 1859 out of Coles County. It was named in honor of Stephen A. Douglas, who was elected to the United States Senate in 1858, following the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 417 square miles (1,081 km²), of which 417 square miles (1,080 km²) is land and 1 square mile (1 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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