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Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Illinois, along the Kaskaskia River. The population was 4,971 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Shelby County.GR6 Shelby Memorial Hospital, located in town, is the county's only hospital. Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

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Geography

Shelbyville is located at 39°24′29″N, 88°47′59″W (39.408142, -88.799730).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.0 km² (3.9 mi²). 9.6 km² (3.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (4.90%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


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. Isaac Shelby Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750-July 18, 1826) was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and the first Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816. ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... The Kaskaskia River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 320 mi (515 km) long, in central and southern Illinois in the United States. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... A grist mill is a place where grains are ground into flour. ...


The terminal moraine of the Wisconsin Glacier is located near Shelbyville. This is referred to as the Shelbyville Moraine.[1] Moraine at Mono Lake, California, United States Moraines clearly seen on a side glacier of the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland. ... Vegetation types at time of last glacial maximum. ...

Dam Road, looking west
Dam Road, looking west

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Shelbyville Dam

The Kaskaskia River has been dammed where it breaches the Shelbyville Moraine, forming Lake Shelbyville. The picture to the right was taken from the top of the dam. The Kaskaskia River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 320 mi (515 km) long, in central and southern Illinois in the United States. ... Shelbyville Lake Lake Shelbyville is an artificial lake located in Shelby County, Illinois and Moultrie County, Illinois created by damming the Kaskaskia River at Shelbyville, Illinois. ...


The Army Corps of Engineers broke ground on the dam in 1963, and construction was completed in the early summer of 1970. United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 military men and women. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,971 people, 2,133 households, and 1,345 families residing in the city. The population density was 518.7/km² (1,345.0/mi²). There were 2,291 housing units at an average density of 239.1/km² (619.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.55% White, 0.14% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,133 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $32,458, and the median income for a family was $39,205. Males had a median income of $31,477 versus $18,710 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,596. About 6.2% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Interesting Facts and Individuals from Shelbyville

Shelbyville was also home to the well-known American Tonalist painter Robert Marshall Root (1863-1937), most famous for his painting of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Charleston, Illinois held in 1856. Root was the subject of a large cataloging project and art exhibition in 2006, and the topic of the James W. Moore lecture at Millikin University. Millikin University, also known as MU (official abbreviation), is a co-ed, independent, 4-year university, with studies in Arts & Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, and Nursing, as well as Professional Adult Comprehensive Education (PACE) and Masters of Business Administration and Nursing programs. ...


Another famous painter, Charles Lloyd Heinz (1884-1953) was born and lived in Shelbyville. He studied under Robert Marshall Root and was most famous for his work in and around Cape Cod and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Cape Cod (or simply the Cape) is an arm-shaped peninsula forming the easternmost portion of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. ...   Nickname: P-town Settled: 1700 â€“ Incorporated: 1727 Zip Code(s): 02657 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...


Also born in Shelbyville was Jesse Monroe Donaldson (1995-1970), who served as Postmaster General of the United States from 1947 to 1953 under Harry S. Truman. Jesse Monroe Donaldson was born on August 17, 1885 near Shelbyville, Illinois. ... The Postmaster General is the executive head of the United States Postal Service. ... President Truman announces that Germany had surrendered (May 8 1945) Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945–1953); as Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. ...


Samuel Wheeler Moulton (1821-1905) is considered the father of public education in Illinois, and lived in Shelbyville from 1849 until his death in 1905. Moulton was president of the board of education for the State of Illinois from 1859-1876. He also served in the Illinois General Assembly (1852-1859) and the United States House of Representatives (1865-1867, 1881-1885). He is buried in Shelbyville, and the middle school in Shelbyville is named in his honor. The Illinois General Assembly convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...


Anthony Thornton (1814-1904) was born in Kentucky but upon graduation from Miami University, he made his way to Shelbyville and set up a law practice. Thornton had a long and distinguished military, political and judicial career, as a major in the United States Army in the Mexican-American War, member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1851-1852), member of the United States Congress (1865-1867) and a justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court (1870-1873). He also debated Abraham Lincoln in Shelbyville in 1856, an historic moment recreated by local artist Robert Marshall Root in 1913 that now hangs in the Shelby County Courthouse. Anthony Mark Thornton (born March 27, 1967 in Wanganui) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who finished in eighth position with the Mens National Team, nicknamed Black Sticks, at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. ... Miami University (colloquially and incorrectly referred to as Miami of Ohio) is a selective American public university founded in 1809 in the university town of Oxford, Ohio. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 7,000 - 43,000 18,000 - 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... Type Bicameralism Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D, since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D, since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809—April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States (March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865). ...


The dishwasher was invented in Shelbyville in 1886, by Josephine Garis Cochran, and received patent #355139. She founded a company to manufacture her invention which later became KitchenAid Corporation. A monument to that effect stands in front of her home in Shelbyville.


Another Shelbyville invention, the first commercial pick-up bailer, was designed and developed by Raymore McDonald, as conceived and financed by Horace M. Tallman and his two sons, Leslie and Gentry. These balers were marketed for many years by the Ann Arbor Machine Company of Shelbyville. This concept of field processing of farm forages made a significant contribution to the efficiency and economy of harvesting in the world's agriculture. This basic field pick-up mechanism has been used in over 15 million balers. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers designated Shelbyville as an historical landmark of agricultural engineering, of which there are only 47 in the entire United States. Mr. Tallman's home has been restored and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) was founded in 1907 and is based in St. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Shelbyville is also home to Sparks College, a nationally-renown business trade school, founded in 1908.


External links


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Flag of Illinois Municipalities and Communities of Shelby County, Illinois
(County Seat: Shelbyville)
Cities, Towns and Villages Cowden | Dollville | Duvall | Fancher | Findlay | Henton | Herborn | Herrick | Hinton | Kingman | Middlesworth | Mode | Mowequa | Oconee | Radford | Shelbyville | Sigel | Stewardson | Strasburg | Tower Hill | Westervelt | Windsor | Yantisville
Townships Ash Grove | Big Spring | Clarksburg | Cold Spring | Dry Point | Flat Branch | Herrick | Holland | Lakewood | Moweaqua | Oconee | Okaw | Penn | Pickaway | Prairie | Richland | Ridge | Rose | Rural | Shelbyville | Sigel | Todds Point | Tower Hill | Windsor

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