Drummer Township, Ford County, Illinois

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Drummer Township
Location in Ford County
Location in Ford County
Ford County's location in Illinois
Ford County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°27′52″N 88°24′16″W / 40.46444°N 88.40444°W / 40.46444; -88.40444Coordinates: 40°27′52″N 88°24′16″W / 40.46444°N 88.40444°W / 40.46444; -88.40444
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ford
Established March 1, 1869
 • Total 53.66 sq mi (139.0 km2)
 • Land 53.47 sq mi (138.5 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.34%
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,023
 • Density 75.2/sq mi (29.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60936, 61845
GNIS feature ID 0428911

Drummer Township is one of twelve townships in Ford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,023 and it contained 1,829 housing units.[1]


The township was formed from a portion of Dix Township (originally named Drummer Grove Township) on March 1, 1869. Drummer Township is named after a hunting dog called Drummer, who died while chasing a deer and was buried in what became known as Drummer Grove.[2][3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.66 square miles (139.0 km2), of which 53.47 square miles (138.5 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.34%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Derby
  • Garber
  • Harpster
  • Proctor


The township contains Drummer Township Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Gibson Community Hospital Heliport
  • Wright Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District 5

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward. 2009. Place Names of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, p. 94.
  3. ^ Gardner, E. A. 1908. History of Ford County, Illinois, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1908. Chicago: Clarke, p. 117.

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