New PDF release: Shelby County (Images of America)

By Julie A. Elbert

Shelby County has a wealthy and fascinating background. Shelby County used to be created in 1827 and initially incorporated just about all of Moultrie County, Pana, Assumption, and such a lot of Praireton Township in Christian County. at the present time it really is nonetheless one of many biggest counties in Illinois. The county seat, Shelbyville, is traditionally associated with Abraham Lincoln, who made various visits to Shelby County in the course of his circuit driving days. Early pioneers came across ample natural world within the forests and prairies. within the 1840s, the pioneers started to holiday the prairie and located fertile soil. the arriving of the railroad spurred the wealthy agricultural background of the county that maintains to this present day. Samuel Moulton, country consultant and U.S. congressman from Shelbyville, brought the invoice that verified the Illinois unfastened Public university approach. Chautauquas have been offered on the Auditorium in Shelbyville, which nonetheless exists at the present time, and at Lithia Springs. greater than a dozen towns, cities, and villages mix to create a desirable historical past of this county.

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