Macoupin County, Illinois
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Established January 17, 1829
The county seat is Carlinville
The county was named for Macoupin Creek, which flows through the
county and is derived from the Indian word for the water lillies that grew along the creek. The tubers for the
water lillies were a food source for the Native Americans.
Present Area, or parts of it, were formerly included in :
St. Clair - 1790-1812
Madison- 1812-1821 and 1825-1829
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