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Est. 25 Dec 1830

McLean County was named for John McLean, a pioneer lawyer, territorial judge, first Representative in Congress from Illinois (1818) and United States Senator (1824/1825).

It is the largest county in the state of Illinois, with a land area of 1184 square miles and boasts some of the richest soil in the world. It is the top-producing county in the United States for both corn and soybeans.

The county seat is Bloomington, which was named Blooming Grove until 1831.


Cities and Towns
* Anchor * Arrowsmith * Bellflower * Bloomington * Carlock * Chenoa * Colfax * Cooksville
* Danvers * Downs * Ellsworth * Gridley * Heyworth * Hudson * Le Roy * Lexington * McLean
* Normal * Saybrook * Shirley * Stanford * Towanda

Ghost Towns
* Benjaminville
* Clarksville
* Kumler
* Allin, named for early pioneer James Allin, father of Dr. Lee Allin

Online Data

Biographies

Website Updates:
Feb 2014:  SMITH bios;  obit for DALTON
Sept 2013:  DUNCAN death record
July 2013: marriages performed by Rev. Robert Conover, Presbyterian Minister; burials in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery; SYLVESTER, SHIELDS obits, ROSS obits, SYLVESTER bio; HOVEY, SMITH obits
May 2013: Bible records for: PHEGLY, DUBOIS, WHITTAKER, TOMPKINS, WARD, DAUGHERTY, ALSPAUGH families; Burials in Bloomington Cemetery for the WARD and TOMPKINS families; obits for HUSSONG, SNOW, ELLSWORTH, WOOSLEY, SYLVESTER, TEAL, DODD

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Surrounding Counties
Woodford County (northwest)
Livingston County (northeast)
Ford County (east)
Champaign County (southeast)
Piatt County (south)
Dewitt County (south)
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Tazewell County (west)

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