Photo: Ely Ulery House, ca. 1860, Shelton Road, Mount Zion, IL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2014, [cc0-by-1.0 (creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/deed.en], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2014.
Macon County administrative offices are located at 141 South Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523; phone: 217-424-1308.
The county was created in 1829 from part of Shelby County. It was named for Nathaniel Macon [1757-1837] (from North Carolina) who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1801-1807 and President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate from 1826-1827.