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Macon County was formed from unorganized part of Illinois and the north end of Shelby County in 1829. It was named for Nathaniel Macon who lived and died in North Carolina. Unlike many counties, there is no prior county area that would have pre 1829 records. Macon County has marriage records dating to 1829, birth and death records to 1877, court and county board records to 1829, probate records to 1831 and deeds to 1827. Note that birth and death records were not mandated until 1916 and may be incomplete before that time.
My name is Cheryl Rothwell and I am the County Coordinator for Macon County ILGenWeb. Gayle Pace Jones and earlier County Coordinators have created an excellent resource for researchers. I am a graduate of a Macon County High School but I don't live there. To that end I am looking for assistance with Macon County. If you know Macon County and would like to help out please contact me.
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Kevin Crouch has created a new project for Greenwood Cemetery. It's much more than just a listing of names of those buried in the historic old cemetery. He is collecting information on each person. There are approaching 19,000 burials so it won't be completed for awhile but it is well underway.
It is believed the area was originally a sacred burial grounds for Native Americans. When settlers arrived they began to use it as their cemetery. In 1857 the cemetery was incorporated as Greenwood Cemetery. Much of Decatur's history can be found in the burials and stories. Greenwood Cemetery is located at 606 S. Church Street, Decatur.
Check out Greenwood Cemetery HERE and come back regularly to follow the progress of this great project.
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| CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK - A Brief History - Offsite link
MILLIKIN PLACE - Photos of several fine, old homes in Decatur - Offsite link - special thanks to Peter Beers
HERITAGE NETWORK OF DECATUR
IL STATE ARCHIVES - Searchable databases all the time
MACON COUNTY CONSERVATION
MACON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
MACON COUNTY QUERY BOARD AT ANCESTRY.COM
Maroa Forsyth School District
Rootsweb's Random Acts Of Genealogical Kindness
Illinois State Genealogical Society
IL Land Patents
IL County Reference Books for Sale
Official City, County & Country Sites
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