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Welcome

It is a pleasure to have you visit this free genealogical site about the history of Shelby County, Illinois. We hope you find helpful clues for your research of county ancestors.

This county is available for adoption by a volunteer with an interest in Shelby County genealogy and time to dedicate to making this a great county in the tradition of ILGenWeb. If you are interested contact the ILGenWeb State Coordinator to discuss county adoption.

Your e-mail contributions to Site Coordinator will be appreciated and promptly worked for incorporation into the site. Please,

Enjoy your stay, and come again soon!

Norma Hass
Temporary Administrator
email: normahass01@gmail.com

County Formation

Shelby county was carved out of Fayette County in 1827. It was named after Isaac Shelby, a soldier of the Revolution and Indian wars, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816. He commanded the Kentucky troops in the battle of Thames in the War of 1812.

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