McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois
McKendree Township
—  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 29.33 sq mi (75.96 km2)
 – Land 29.2 sq mi (75.63 km2)
 – Water 0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)  0.43%
Elevation 673 ft (205 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 743
 – Density 25.4/sq mi (9.8/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 2000 census, its population was 743[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]


McKendree Township covers an area of 29.33 square miles (76.0 km2); of this, 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) or 0.43 percent is water. The stream of White Branch runs through this township.

Extinct towns

  • Meeks

Adjacent townships


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


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc.. pp. p. 27. 

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