This bird’s-eye view print of Shelbyville, Illinois was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Merchant’s Lithographing Co. in 1869. Shelbyville was established when Shelby County was formed in 1827 as the county’s seat of government. The county courthouse at Shelbyville became the scene of many an argument by Abraham Lincoln as a circuit lawyer there.
The seminary at Shelbyville was operated by the Methodist church from 1854 until 1871.
The map includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route. There are inset illustrations of the Seminary, Public School and Court House.
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