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Bernadotte Township, Fulton County, Illinois

Bernadotte Township

Location in Fulton County

Fulton County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 40°24′24″N 90°16′14″W / 40.40667°N 90.27056°W / 40.40667; -90.27056Coordinates: 40°24′24″N 90°16′14″W / 40.40667°N 90.27056°W / 40.40667; -90.27056

Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 37.7 sq mi (98 km2)
 • Land 37.69 sq mi (97.6 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 476 ft (145 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 273
 • Density 7.2/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61427, 61441, 61477, 61482, 61542
GNIS feature ID 0428662

Bernadotte Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 273 and it contained 141 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.7 square miles (98 km2), of which 37.69 square miles (97.6 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

Extinct towns

  • Bernadotte
  • Tuscumbia
  • Cameron Grove (aka Colemans grove) was a picnic area & settlement 3 miles up the spoon River north of Bernadotte in the early days.
  • Providence was a small community with a lovely church and cemetery.
  • Bennington was a former village that had a post office established Sept 20,1823 and discontinued May 20, 1835.


The township contains these four cemeteries: Engle, Providence, Randol and Stites.


  • Camp Ellis Landing Strip

School districts

  • Community Unit School District 3 Fulton City
  • Lewistown School District 97
  • V I T Community Unit School District 2

Political districts


  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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