- Middlefork Township, Vermilion County, Illinois
Middlefork Township — Township — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Vermilion Created 1851 Area - Total 63.73 sq mi (165.07 km2) - Land 63.72 sq mi (165.03 km2) - Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2) 0.02% Elevation 722 ft (220 m) Population (2000) - Total 1,404 - Density 22/sq mi (8.5/km2) Time zone CST (UTC-6) - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) GNIS feature ID 0429359
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.
Middlefork Township covers an area of 63.73 square miles (165.1 km2); of this, 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) or 0.02 percent is water. The streams of Bean Creek, Bluegrass Creek and Knights Branch run through this township.
Cities and towns
- Blue Grass
- Butler Township (north)
- Ross Township (east)
- South Ross Township (east)
- Blount Township (southeast)
- Pilot Township (south)
- Compromise Township, Champaign County (west)
- Kerr Township, Champaign County (west)
The township contains seven cemeteries: Ingersoll, Old Partlow, Old Sowdowsky, Outton Family, Partlow, Potomac and Wallace Chapel.
- U.S. Route 136
- Illinois State Route 49
- ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
- ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc.. pp. 38.
Municipalities and communities of Vermilion County, Illinois County seat: Danville Cities Villages Townships Unincorporated
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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