McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

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McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

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Description:
McKendree Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 743. Forest Glen Preserve is located in this township.

History

This area was originally part of Georgetown Township, but growing dissatisfaction with a lack of development in that portion of the township, compared with the Georgetown and Westville areas, led to a petition for creation of a new township in 1912. The name came from McKendree Methodist Church.

Geography

McKendree Township covers an area of ; of this, or 0.43 percent is water. The stream of White Branch runs through this township.

Extinct towns

  • Meeks


Adjacent townships



Cemeteries

The township contains eight cemeteries: Bock, Elwood Church, Locket, Lorance, McKendree, Michael, Niccum and North Fork.

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