McKendree Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

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.[2] Forest Glen Preserve is located in this township.

McKendree Township
Location in Vermilion County
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
CountryUnited States
 • Total29.37 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 • Land29.25 sq mi (75.8 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.41%
673 ft (205 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density27.6/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-183-45772


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.[3]


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.[2] The stream of White Branch runs through this township.

Extinct townsEdit

  • Meeks

Adjacent townshipsEdit


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


Census Pop.
Est. 2016773[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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