MACON COUNTY ILLINOIS TRAILS
HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
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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
Knox, Northwest Territory
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
County Clerk (217) 424-1305
Circuit Clerk (217) 424-1454
Recorder (217) 424-1359