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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.

Please consider contributing your pieces of Shelby county family history. Our combined efforts can build a great site.

Enjoy your stay, and come again soon!

County Coordinator: Norma Hass
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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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