Massac County, Illinois

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Massac County is a county located on the Ohio River in the state of Illinois, USA. As of 2000, the population was 15,161. Its county seat is Metropolis, Illinois[1].

Massac County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 242 square miles (627 km²), of which 239 square miles (619 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) (1.26%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

This area was occupied by various cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years before European contact. The most complex and last was that of the Mississippian culture, which built the complex mounds and plaza at the Kincaid Site (now a National Historic Landmark). They abandoned the site in about 1500, centuries before European contact.

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