Shelby County, Illinois

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Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 22,893. Its county seat is Shelbyville, Illinois[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 768 square miles (1,989 km²), of which 759 square miles (1,965 km²) is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) (1.24%) is water.

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History

Shelby County was formed in 1827 out of Fayette County. It was named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky and hero of the Revolutionary War.

Shelby county from the time of its creation to 1829, including a large tract of unorganized territory temporarily attached to it, whose precise border was not defined.[2]

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