Drummer Township, Ford County, Illinois
Location in Ford County
Ford County's location in Illinois
|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)|
|• 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|
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.
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.
Cities, towns, villages
The township contains Drummer Township Cemetery.
Airports and landing strips
- Gibson Community Hospital Heliport
- Wright Airport
- Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District 5
- Illinois' 15th congressional district
- State House District 105
- State Senate District 53
- "Drummer Township, Ford County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States National Atlas
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- Callary, Edward. 2009. Place Names of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, p. 94.
- Gardner, E. A. 1908. History of Ford County, Illinois, from Its Earliest Settlement to 1908. Chicago: Clarke, p. 117.
||Anchor Township, McLean County||Sullivant Township|
|Cheney's Grove Township, McLean County||Dix Township|
|Bellflower Township, McLean County||Brown Township, Champaign County||East Bend Township, Champaign County|