Shelby County Illinois


An American Journey

Their Shelby County Chronicle

1827  January 23 Shelby County is formed.  Named for Governor Isaac Shelby.
1827   Aaron and Jonathan Rook move from Warren County, Tennessee to Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois
1828 May 1 Jonathan S. Rook purchases 80 acres of federal land in Shelby County at $1.25/acre.  Section 18, Section Part W2NE, Township 11N, Range 03E

Previous Stops Along the Way

The Rook Family

Shelby County Genealogy

Shelby County Geography

  • Geological Information Resources, Illinois State Geological Society

Shelby County History

Shelby County Today

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by Earl J.S. Rook 
Last updated on 14 January, 2002

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