McLean County, Illinois

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McLean County, Illinois
McLean County Courthouse and Square (7436726814).jpg
Location within Illinois
Location within Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 25, 1830
Named forJohn McLean
SeatBloomington
Largest cityBloomington
Area
 • Total1,186 sq mi (3,072 km2)
 • Land1,183 sq mi (3,064 km2)
 • Water2.9 sq mi (8 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010)169,572
 • Density143/sq mi (55/km2)
Congressional districts13th, 18th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.mcleancountyil.gov

McLean County is the largest county by land area in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 169,572.[1] Its county seat is Bloomington.[2]

McLean County was founded in 1830 and named for John McLean, United States Senator for Illinois, who died in 1830.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

The county has a total area of 1,186 square miles (3,070 km2).

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Town[change | change source]

Villages[change | change source]

Census-designated place[change | change source]

Other unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Barnes
  • Bentown
  • Bloomington Heights
  • Cropsey
  • Covell
  • Funks Grove
  • Holder
  • Lyttleville
  • Meadows
  • Merna
  • Shirley
  • Watkins
  • Weedman
  • Weston

Townships[change | change source]

McLean County is divided into these townships:

Ghost towns[change | change source]

  • Allin
  • Benjaminville
  • Kumler

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 194.

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