Schuyler county was created in 1825 from parts of Pike County and Fulton County. The final boundaries were set in 1839.
It is named for Philip Schuyler who was a Major General serving in the Revolutionary War and later a U.S. Senator from New York.
The county is located in rural western Illinois with the Illinois River serving as its eastern boundary. Weinberg-King State Park provides recreation for the area.
The county seat is Rushville, named in honor of Dr. Benjamin Rush, a renowned Philadelphia surgeon.
Historically significant buildings include the County Court House, built in 1881 and the Central Park Gazebo where Abraham Lincoln once addressed the town.
The county population on July 1, 1999, was 7,496, a decrease of 2 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:
(Quincy) Adams County
(Mt. Sterling) Brown County
(Virginia) Cass County
(Lewistown) Fulton County
(Carthage) Hancock County
(Havana) Mason County
03/02 Coming to The Rushville 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 .
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.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
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.
Quad City Pride Fest Davenport IA June1-2 The festival is a street fair, a shopping mecca, a non-stop cavalcade of regional entertainment, a carnival, an interactive arts & sports jubilee, a smorgasbord of summer treats, and an open air picnic with a few thousand close friends, all capped off with a night of fireworks and a “new-fashioned” revival!