Place:Macon, Illinois, United States

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Macon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois and is included in the Decatur, Illinois, Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 110,768, which is a decrease of 3.4% from 114,706 in 2000. Its county seat is Decatur.

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History

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Macon County was formed on January 19, 1829 out of Shelby County. It was named for Nathaniel Macon, who served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. Macon later served as senator from North Carolina until his resignation in 1828.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1827 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1829 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1829 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1829 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1831 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 1,122
1840 3,039
1850 3,988
1860 13,738
1870 26,481
1880 30,665
1890 38,083
1900 44,003
1910 54,186
1920 65,175
1930 81,731
1940 84,693
1950 98,853
1960 118,257
1970 125,010
1980 131,375
1990 117,206

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to Macon County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.rootsweb.com/~ilmacon/


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