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Massac County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a
population of 15,429. Massac County was
created on February 8 and March 3, 1843. The county
Metropolis. The county is named for Fort Massac, a
colonial-era fort on the Ohio River.
Massac County is included in the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located along the Ohio River, in the portion of the state known locally as "Little Egypt".
The county is named for Fort Massac, a colonial-era fort on the Ohio River.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Massac County was created on February 8 and March 3, 1843 (Laws, 1843, p. 74, 101) and was formed from Johnson and
Pope Counties. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Pope County (1816-1843), Johnson County (1812-1843),
Randolph County (1795-1812) and Knox, Northwest Territory (1790-1801).
The County was named for Fort Massac, a corruption of a French surname, Massiac. The County Seat is Metropolis (1843-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 242 square miles (627 km2), of which, 239 square miles (619 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km2) of it (1.26%) is water.
Massac county is located in south Illinois. Part of Shawnee National
Forest is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: