Edwards County, Illinois

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Edwards County
Edwards County Courthouse in Albion
Edwards County Courthouse in Albion
Map of Illinois highlighting Edwards County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°25′N 88°04′W / 38.42°N 88.06°W / 38.42; -88.06
Country United States
State Illinois
Founded1814
Named forNinian Edwards
SeatAlbion
Largest cityAlbion
Area
 • Total223 sq mi (580 km2)
 • Land222 sq mi (570 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total6,721
 • Estimate 
(2018)
6,392
 • Density30/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district15th

Edwards County is a county in the U.S. state of Illinois. In the 2010 census, 6,721 people lived there. The county seat is Albion.