Middlefork Township, Vermilion County, Illinois


Middlefork Township, Vermilion County, Illinois
Middlefork Township
—  Township  —
Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°19′13″N 87°50′17″W / 40.32028°N 87.83806°W / 40.32028; -87.83806Coordinates: 40°19′13″N 87°50′17″W / 40.32028°N 87.83806°W / 40.32028; -87.83806
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 is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,404.[1]

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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

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

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

  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. 38. 

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