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Macon County, Illinois


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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Forsyth is approximately 2,000 (1999), 3490 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 458 (1990), 1295 (2010).
The amount of land area in Forsyth is 3.891 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Forsyth to Washington DC is 680 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Forsyth is positioned 39.92 degrees north of the equator and 88.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on the North end of Decatur, and about 15 miles south of Clinton.
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History & History Related Items

Beginning back in 1854 with the Illinois Central Railroad, Forsyth existed over 100 years before become incorporated as a village in 1958. At that time there were only about 120 residents! The regional Hickory Point Mall, opened in 1978, has done much for the prosperity of the village.

The village was named for Colonel Robert Forsythe, the first general freight agent for the Illinois Centrail Railroad. The e was dropped from the end of the name in 1886 when the Post Office dropped the letter for unknown reasons.
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Information about Forsyth

An information page for Forsyth.

Forsyth is home of The Hickory Point Mall
US Route 51 N
Phone: 217-875-0080

Forsyth has the area's main movie theater and other businesses
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The population of Forsyth was:
1990 - 1,275
1999 - 2,000

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