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Macon County, Illinois

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  • Frederick Fisher (1829 - 1895)
    The funeral of the late Frederick Fisher was held at the residence of the deceased near Oakley at 11 o'clock this forenoon and was largely attended, as Mr. Fisher was one of the oldest residents of tha...
  • Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA (1809 - 1865)
    Paternal Haplogroup-R1b-S20376For more information and photos of his burial place, click on : Abraham Lincoln = Overview =Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President* Born: 12 February 1809* Birthplace: Near Hodge...
  • Hazael DeWitt Cretors (1878 - 1963)
    Information courtesy of: Family Search and Find-a-Grave
  • Jesse W. Webster (1872 - 1948)
  • Estes St. Clair (1895 - 1964)

Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Macon County, Illinois.

Official Wesbite

Macon County was formed on January 19, 1829 out of Shelby County. It was named for Nathaniel Macon, a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. Macon later served as senator from North Carolina until his resignation in 1828. In 1830, future US President Abraham Lincoln and his family moved to Macon County.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Villages

  • Argenta
  • Blue Mound
  • Decatur (County Seat)
  • Forsyth
  • Harristown
  • Long Creek
  • Macon
  • Maroa
  • Mount Zion
  • Niantic
  • Oreana
  • Warrensburg

Other Townships & Communities: Austin, Bearsdale, Blackland, Boody, Bulldog Crossing, Casner, Elwin, Emery, Friends Creek, Heman, Hervey City, Hickory Point, Illini, Milam, Newburg, Oakley, Pleasant View, Prairie Hall, Sangamon, South Macon, South Wheatlland, Walker and Whitmore



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