Shelby county is located in central Illinois south of Decatur
. The county is named for Isaac Shelby, an officer in the Revolutionary War serving in the Battle of King's Mountain, NC, and later as the first Governor of Kentucky.
The county is blessed with Lake Shelbyville, a man-made lake from the waters of the Kaskaskia River for irrigation and recreation.
Eagle Creek State Park near Findlay and Wolf Creek State Park near Windsor are situated on opposite sides of Lake Shelbyville.
On an historical note, the Thompson Mill Covered Bridge near Cowden is one of five remaining in the state.
The county seat is Shelbyville and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 22,505, an increase of 244 over the 1990 census.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Taylorville) Christian County
(Charleston) Coles County
(Toledo) Cumberland County
(Tuscola) Douglas County
(Effingham) Effingham County
(Vandalia) Fayette County
10/23 Coming to The Shelbyville area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival Newburgh IN May17-18 There will be non stop jazz, wonderful wines, great food, and the opportunity to browse and purchase local art. All of this overlooking the beautiful Ohio River at the Old Lock & Dam Park.
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.