Campground & RV Park
Public Facilities
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2 Bedroom Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 poeple

2 Bedroom Waterfront Cabin
(sleeps up to 6)

1-1/2 Bedroom Waterfront Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1-1/2 Bedroom Waterfront Cedar Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1 Bedroom Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

1 Room Waterfront Log Cabin
Sleeps 6 people

Family Cottage - sleeps 4 people

Shelbyville Lake Fishing:
Fishing On Our Pond
Largemouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
White Bass Fishing
Walleye & Saugar Fishing
Muskie Fishing
Crappie Fishing
Catfish Fishing
Bluegill Fishing

Recreational Activities:
Biking & Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Golf Cart Rentals

Attractions: Forest Park
Chautauqua Auditorium
General Dacey Trail

Attractions: Historical
Lincoln Public Square Eternal Flame
Shelby County Courthouse
Shelbyville Public Library
Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society

Attractions: Unique to Shelbyville
Best Wedding Chapel
Goat Tower
Boarman Chevy BelAir Museum
Roxy Theatre
Thompson Mill Covered Bridge

Attractions: Wineries:
Niemerg Family Winery
Vahling Vineyards
Willow Ridge Vineyards & Winery

Camp Information:
Contact Us & Directions
Reservation Form
Maps of Shelbyville Lake


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Shelby County Historical and Genealogical Society

The history of Shelbyville, naturally, is interwoven with the history of Shelby County. The county was established by an act of the Illinois legislature in 1827, and section 9 of that act named the as yet unlocated county seat as Shelbyville. The name Shelby honored the Revolutionary War hero, Col. Isaac Shelby, later destined to be first governor of Kentucky.

The site of the county seat was chosen by commissioners Easton Whiton, William L.D. Ewing and John Hopton on April 5, 1827. At the top of a bluff overlong the Kaskaskia River, The three men drove down a hickory stake between three red oak trees to indicate Shelbyville’s public square. A nearby spring of cold water further recommended the site. James Duncan, Robert K. McLaughlin and James T.B. Stapp donated twenty acres of land for public buildings, the land surrounding the present court house.

You can learn a lot more by visiting their web site or better yet, arrange a tour, which also includes a tour of the old jail.

Shelby County Historical and Genealogical Society
151 S. Washington St.
P.O. Box 286
Shelbyville, IL

Phone: (217) 774-2260

Wednesday & Saturday Hours: - 9 A.M. to 12 Noon
Tuesday Evening Hours: - 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Afternoon by Appointments Only. Tours of the society or jail are welcome. Group tours please call in advance.