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Welcome to Shelbyville ...

The city of Shelbyville is located in Shelby County and is the County Seat for Shelby County.

The location of Shelbyville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Shelbyville: SHEL-bee-vil<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Shelbyville has a population of 4,557 people<3> (see below for details).

Shelbyville was established in 1827.

The community of Shelbyville is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shelbyville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shelbyville is located in the (217) area code.

The ZIP code for Shelbyville: 62565<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelbyville had a population of 4,700 people (which is 21.02% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Shelbyville the county's most populous community.

The population of Shelbyville represents 0.04% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 344th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,700 people, the population of Shelbyville decreased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,971 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Shelbyville had an population of 4,557 people. This is a decrease of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.33% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelbyville.

Communities near Shelbyville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shelbyville and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Assumption   [Map]   1,093   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bethany   [Map]   1,275   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Findlay   [Map]   644   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Moweaqua   [Map]   1,726   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Neoga   [Map]   1,625   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pana   [Map]   5,522   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Shelbyville.

Communities Also Named Shelbyville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Shelbyville - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shelbyville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelbyville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelbyville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelbyville. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shelbyville:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelbyville ...

Looking for more information about Shelbyville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shelbyville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelbyville.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelbyville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Shelbyville. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelbyville.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelbyville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shelbyville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelbyville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelbyville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shelbyville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelbyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelbyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4097, Longitude: -88.7991     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shelbyville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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