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Macon County was Established on January 19, 1829
Named for Nathaniel Macon, a Colonel during the Revolution and later a Representative and United States Senator in Congress from North Carolina. He strenuously opposed the adoption of the United States Constitution as conferring powers on the Federal government, which should be reserved, to the states.

Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1821–1829
Shelby

1821–1827
Fayette

1821–1829
Sangamon

1819–1821
Clark

1817–1821
Bond

1816–1819
Crawford

1812–1817
Madison

1815–1816
Edwards

1801–1812
St. Clair

1790–1801
Knox, Northwest Territory

IRAD Depository
LIB 144
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
Telephone: (217) 206-6520

Macon County Courthouse
253 East Wood Street
Decatur, IL 62523

Telephone:
County Clerk (217) 424-1305
Circuit Clerk (217) 424-1454
Recorder (217) 424-1359


Online Data Available Here

The 1830 Census Index

The 1839 Macon County Directory

First Court Records

The 1850 Mortality Schedule

First Churches

First Settlers

First Families

Fraternal Organizations

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