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Macon County, Illinois

Macon County Neighborhoods

Macon County administrative offices are located at 141 South Main Street, Decatur, IL 62523; phone: 217-424-1308.

Dr, Samuel Harris House

Photo: Homes on West Decatur Street in the Decatur Historic District. The District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Photographed by User:Nyttend (own work), 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain, accessed January, 2022.


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.


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