Shelby County, Illinois (Fanning's, 1853)
SHELBY COUNTY, situated in the central part of Illinois, and traversed by Kaskaskia river. Area, 1,080 square miles. Soil, in many parts, fertile. Seat of justice, Shelbyville. Pop. in 1830, 2,972; in 1840, 6,639; in 1850, 7,807.
Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 330.