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Middlefork Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Middlefork Township
Township
Location in Vermilion County
Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Illinois
County Vermilion
Created 1851
Area
 • Total 63.72 sq mi (165.0 km2)
 • Land 63.7 sq mi (165 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,458
 • Density 22.9/sq mi (8.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429359

Middlefork Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,458 and it contained 628 housing units.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Cities and towns 2.1
    • Unincorporated towns 2.2
    • Extinct towns 2.3
    • Adjacent townships 2.4
    • Cemeteries 2.5
    • Major highways 2.6
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Middlefork Township was one of the eight townships created in 1851 and included all the land that later became Butler and Ford Townships.

The first settlers in the township were Samuel Partlow and his wife and four sons, who arrived from Kentucky in 1829. A harsh winter caused the loss of all their cattle, and there was little game available for food; Samuel died that year and the family returned to Kentucky. However, the next year, they came back again.[2]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 63.72 square miles (165.0 km2), of which 63.7 square miles (165 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1] The streams of Bean Creek, Bluegrass Creek and Knights Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Blue Grass
  • Ellis

Adjacent townships

Cemeteries

The township contains seven cemeteries: Ingersoll, Old Partlow, Old Sowdowsky, Outton Family, Partlow, Potomac and Wallace Chapel.

Major highways

References

  • U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files
  1. ^ a b
  2. ^

External links

  • US-Counties.com
  • City-Data.com
  • Illinois State Archives
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