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Macon County, Illinois

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  • Homer Earl Geiling (1889 - 1968)
  • William Edward Richardson (1881 - 1967)
    Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois, 16 March 1967, Thursday RICHARDSON, William, 86, Tower Hill, retired brick mason, died Wednesday in Decatur and Macon County Hospital; leaves daughters, Mrs Frances ...
  • Derward "Derwood" Query (1876 - 1941)
    Spanish American War. Co. C 8th OVI Deward Arnold Query The Canton RepositoryJul 26, 1941Pg 9Wooster Rites Set For Derward QueryFather of Twin High School Coaches Died ThursdaySpecial To The Reposit...
  • William W Williams, (USA) (1814 - 1903)
    Notes for WILLIAM W. WILLIAMS: William W. Williams had dark hair,and a dark complextion, with blue eyes .He was 5' 11" ================================================================================...

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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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