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Shelbyville

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Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Illinois, along the Kaskaskia River. As of the 2010 census, the population was at 4,700. It is the county seat of Shelby County. Shelby Memorial Hospital, located in town, is the county's only hospital. Shelbyville's sister city is Okuwa Village, Japan.GeographyShelbyville is located at .According to the 2010 census, Shelbyville has a total area of 4.016sqmi, of which 3.83sqmi is land and 0.186sqmi is water.Shelbyville was founded in 1827 and named in honor of Isaac Shelby, hero of the Revolutionary War and Governor of Kentucky. The history of Shelbyville begins with Barnett Bone, a Tennessean who, in 1835, built a log cabin along the Kaskaskia River. His cabin eventually became the county courthouse. The first businesses were blacksmith shops, a general store and stage coach stop, and a grist mill.The terminal moraine of the Wisconsin Glacier is located near Shelbyville. This is referred to as the Shelbyville Moraine.Lake Shelbyville DamThe Kaskaskia River has been dammed where it breaches the Shelbyville Moraine, forming Lake Shelbyville.
Shelbyville is in Illinois (IL). Use our United States route maker to arrange your visit to Shelbyville and other destinations in United States.
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