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Moultrie County is a county located in the state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 14,846. Moultrie County was created on February 16, 1843. The county seat is Sullivan. The county is named for General William Moultrie (1730-1805), American Revolutionary War general and Governor of South Carolina.
The county is named for General William Moultrie, successful defender of Fort Moultrie at Charleston, SC, during the American Revolution.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Moultrie County was created on February 16, 1843 (Laws, 1843, p. 83) and was formed from Macon and Shelby County.
Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in: Macon County (1831-1843), Shelby County (1827-1843), Fayette
County (1821-1827), Clark County (1819-1821), Crawford County (1816-1819), Edwards County (1815-1816), Madison
County (1812-1815), St. Clair County (1801-1812) and Knox, Northwest Territory (1790-1801).
The County was named for William Moultrie, a General of the Revolution, who built Fort Moultrie and successfully defended it. The County Seat is Sullivan . Prior County Seats was Home of James Camfield- Temporary designation (1843-1844), East Nelson- Temporary designation (1844-1845) and Sullivan (1845-Present).
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (892 km2), of which, 336 square miles (869 km2) of it is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) of it (2.57%) is water.
Moultrie county is located close to the center of Illinois.
Shelbyville State Fish and Wildlife Area is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows: