McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

McKendree Township

Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°00′12″N 87°34′37″W / 40.00333°N 87.57694°W / 40.00333; -87.57694Coordinates: 40°00′12″N 87°34′37″W / 40.00333°N 87.57694°W / 40.00333; -87.57694
Country United States
State Illinois
County Vermilion
Created 1912
  Total 29.37 sq mi (76.1 km2)
  Land 29.25 sq mi (75.8 km2)
  Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.41%
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 807
  Density 27.6/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
  Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429301

McKendree Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 807 and it contained 344 housing units.[1] Forest Glen Preserve is located in this township.


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.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.37 square miles (76.1 km2), of which 29.25 square miles (75.8 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[1] The stream of White Branch runs through this township.

Extinct towns

Adjacent townships


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


  1. 1 2 "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  2. Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 27.
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