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  1. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee, bordered on the west by the Mississippi River; it is within the Mississippi Delta and was a center of cotton plantations in the antebellum era. As of the 2010 census, the population was 927,644. It is the state's largest county both in terms of population and geographic area. Its county seat is Memphis, the most populous city in Tennessee. The county was named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.
  2. Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 195,085. The county seat is Columbiana. The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816.
  3. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 49,423, which is an increase of 3.2% from 47,910 in 2000. Its county seat is Sidney. Its name honors Isaac Shelby, former governor of Kentucky.
    • also known as Shelby County, Ohio
    • part of Ohio
  4. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 44,436. The county seat is Shelbyville.
  5. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,074. The county seat is Shelbyville. The county was founded in 1792 and named for Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.
  6. Shelby County is a county located in the far eastern portion of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 25,448. Its county seat is Center. The county is named for Isaac Shelby, a soldier in the American Revolution who became the first governor of Kentucky.
    • also known as Shelby County, Texas
    • founded in (180 years ago)
    • part of Texas
    • capital: Center
  7. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,167. The county seat is Harlan. Its name is in honor of Isaac Shelby, the first Governor of Kentucky.
    • also known as Shelby County, Iowa
    • founded in (165 years ago)
    • part of Iowa
    • capital: Harlan
    • official website: www.shco.org
  8. Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 22,363. Its county seat is Shelbyville.
    • also known as Shelby County, Illinois
    • founded in (189 years ago)
    • part of Illinois
    • capital: Shelbyville
  9. Shelby County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,373. Its county seat is Shelbyville. The county was organized January 2, 1835 and named for Governor Isaac Shelby of Kentucky.
    • also known as Shelby County, Missouri
    • founded in (181 years ago)
    • part of Missouri
    • capital: Shelbyville

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Google previewEvery Man Dies, Not Every Man Lives (2010)

by Jack R. Stone

Shelby County is a paradise in that it is one of the few areas in Texas that hunters can take to the field without permission in national forests. The population of deer reveals that some hunters show poor protection of game and little respect for ...

Google previewHistoric Shelby County (2008)

An Illustrated History by John E. Harkins

Shelby County is a geographical area, a political unit for representative local government, an administrative unit of the state government, a loosely knit community of persons who are neighbors, groups of more specific communities, the heart of ...

Google previewIllinois Encyclopedia (2008)

by Caryn Hannan

SHELBY COUNTY Central Illinois; Seat - Shelbyville; named for General Isaac Shelby, Revolutionary War soldier; it was established in 1827 from portions of Fayette County. SHELBYVILLE City; Shelby County Seat; Central Illinois, 32 mi.

Google previewA Dictionary of Iowa Place-Names (2007)

by Tom Savage

Shelby, Shelby County. Shelby was platted by Benjamin F. Allen and Thusie Allen on December 29, 1870, and named for the county. The county was named for Isaac Shelby, a general in the Revolutionary War. Shelby was incorporated on ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Encyclopedia (2015)

by John E. Kleber

SHELBY COUNTY. Shelby County, the twelfth in order of formation, is located in north-central Kentucky, bordered by Anderson, Franklin, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Utopianism (2017)

by Toby Widdicombe, Andrea Kross

County Hutchinson County Hutchinson-Hanson Counties Hanson County Spink County Beadle County Beadle County Sanborn County Beadle County Beadle County Beadle County Shelby County Morgan County Dickinson County Roane ...

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