Shelbyville. 1 City (1990 pop. 15,336), seat of Shelby co., central Ind., in a rich corn and livestock area platted 1822, inc. as a city 1860. A farm-trade center, it manufactures glass, metal, and plastic products furniture transportation equipment and machinery. 2 City (1990 pop. 14,049), seat of Bedford co., central Tenn., on the Duck River, in a farm and timber area inc. 1819. Wood products, clothing, plastics, and transportation equipment are manufactured. The region is noted for the breeding of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Shelbyville was one of the country's early planned cities many of its 19th-century buildings remain.

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