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EVOLUTION OF MACON COUNTY
1793 TO THE PRESENT

Taken from Origin & Evolution of IL Co's by State of IL
Distributed by Sec of State

Northwest Territory- 1790 Knox County
Indiana Territory- 1801 St Clair County
Illinois Territory- 1812 Madison County
Illinois Territory- 1815 Edwards County except (Niantic is in Madison County)
Illinois Territory- 1816 Crawford County except (Niantic is in Madison County)
Illinois Territory- 1817 Crawford County except (Niantic is in Bond County)

Illinois Becomes A State - 1818

State of Illinois- 1819 Clark County except (Niantic is in Bond County)
State of Illinois- 1821 Fayette County except (Niantic is in Sangamon County)
State of Illinois- 1827 Shelby County except (Niantic is in Sangamon County)
State of Illinois- 1829 MACON COUNTY FORMED
      includes parts of DeWitt, Piatt & Moultrie County's (Niantic is still in Sangamon Co)
- 1839 DeWitt is established
- 1839 Niantic area is added to Macon Co
- 1841 Piatt County is established
- 1843 Moultrie County is established

MACON COUNTY NOW COVERS THE AREA IT DOES TODAY


[Map of Macon County Townships]