By Julie A. Elbert
Shelby County has a wealthy and fascinating background. Shelby County used to be created in 1827 and initially integrated just about all of Moultrie County, Pana, Assumption, and so much of Praireton Township in Christian County. at the present time it truly is nonetheless one of many biggest counties in Illinois.
The county seat, Shelbyville, is traditionally associated with Abraham Lincoln, who made a variety of visits to Shelby County in the course of his circuit using days. Early pioneers chanced on considerable flora and fauna within the forests and prairies. within the 1840s, the pioneers started to holiday the prairie and located fertile soil. the coming of the railroad spurred the wealthy agricultural background of the county that keeps to today. Samuel Moulton, country consultant and U.S. congressman from Shelbyville, brought the invoice that validated the Illinois loose Public university approach. Chautauquas have been offered on the Auditorium in Shelbyville, which nonetheless exists this present day, and at Lithia Springs.
More than a dozen towns, cities, and villages mix to create a desirable historical past of this county.
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