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Shawneetown is a city in Gallatin County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,239 at the 2010 census, down from 1,410 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gallatin County.GeographyShawneetown is located southeast of the center of Gallatin County at. Illinois Route 13 passes through the city, leading southeast 3mi to the Ohio River and the Kentucky border at Old Shawneetown, and west to Harrisburg. It is located at the northeast edge of Shawnee National Forest.According to the 2010 census, Shawneetown has a total area of 0.679sqmi, of which 0.67sqmi (or 98.67%) is land and 0.009sqmi (or 1.33%) is water.HistoryThe present town was established in 1937 after the Ohio River flood of 1937 inundated what is now Old Shawneetown, Illinois.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,410 people, 632 households, and 389 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,181.8 people per square mile (457.5/km²). There were 693 housing units at an average density of 580.8/sq mi (224.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.17% White, 0.50% African American, 2.34% Native American, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.70% of the population.Shawneetown is in Illinois (IL). Find what you're looking for from your Shawneetown holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United States trip builder app .
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