illinois

Macoupin County

Blue outline of the State of Illinois with a red outline showing Macoupin county.
  • Population: 45,000
  • Registered voters: 31,000
  • Local election authority: County Clerk & Recorder (elected)
  • Full-time Election Staff: 3
  • Macoupin County Election Website

Macoupin County is located in central Illinois and was founded in 1829. The county seat is the city of Carlinville. 

The county is known for its natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, with numerous parks, lakes, and forests within its borders. Some popular attractions in the county include the Lake Lou Yaeger Recreation Area, Beaver Dam State Park, and the historic Millikin Mansion.

Macoupin County also has a rich history, with many historic sites and landmarks located throughout the area. One notable site is the Macoupin County Courthouse, which was built in 1870 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Overall, Macoupin County offers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, and history, making it a great place to visit or live.