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Edgar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2016, the population was 17,566. Its county seat is Paris.
Edgar County was formed in 1823. It's 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 moved to Kaskaskia, Illinois in 1784, becoming a miller and merchant in that town.