Macon County

Discover the Macon County Community

Macon County is located in the middle of the U.S. State of Illinois, and was formed on January 19, 1829. It was named after Nathaniel Macon, who served as a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. The population is roughly 108,000. 


Cities include Decatur, Macon and Maroa, and villages include Argenta, Forsyth, Mount Zion, Long Creek, Niantic, Harristown, Warrensburg, Blue Mound, and Oreana.  


Macon County and Central Illinois is widely known as the "Land of Lincoln," because President Abraham Lincoln lived here and practiced law here. In fact, you can still visit Macon County's first courthouse, one that Lincoln tried a few cases at! Watch a video by CLICKING HERE.


Residents of Macon County love the area for its friendly atmosphere, beautiful countryside, and its several towns that provide great places to live, grow a family or retire.