Edgar County was formed out of Clark County in 1823 and named for John Edgar, an Irish-born officer in the Royal Navy who resigned rather than fight against the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
Edgar County comprises 628 square miles in East Central Illinois.
The 2010 U.S. Census reported our population at 18,576; and, of that number, there are approximately 13,000 registered voters.
The County is comprised of 15 Townships and 29 Precincts with 10 polling locations.
Contact the Edgar County Health Department for Temporary Food Permits and Safety information.
The Edgar County Highway Department announces intermittent lane closures on CH 2 (Clinton Road). Resurfacing of the road will be done from 700 feet east of One O’clock Road to the Indiana State Line. Construction is scheduled to begin on or around Monday, April 15, 2013 and progress until its completion in mid-June. The road will be open to traffic at all times, but traffic will be maintained to one lane in the immediate work areas during construction operations. Minor delays can be expected. Questions concerning the project should be directed to Assistant County Engineer, Mr. Jim Morecraft at 217-465-4139.