Ellisville Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Ellisville Township
Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 90°18′02″W / 40.66361°N 90.30056°W / 40.66361; -90.30056Coordinates: 40°39′49″N 90°18′02″W / 40.66361°N 90.30056°W / 40.66361; -90.30056
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 13.91 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Land 13.89 sq mi (36.0 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 522 ft (159 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 155
 • Density 11.2/sq mi (4.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61415, 61431, 61544
GNIS feature ID 0428958

Ellisville Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 155 and it contained 69 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Ellisville Township is named for Levi D. Ellis, an early settler.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 13.91 square miles (36.0 km2), of which 13.89 square miles (36.0 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Ellisville Station, a mining community on Narrow Gauge Railroad until the 1920s, consisted of a railroad depot, grocery store, butcher shop and barber shop plus numerous company-owned miner's houses. The mining company went under and the town vanished. It lasted from 1896 to about 1926. From 1909-1913 it had a post office here.[citation needed]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Ellisville, Heartley, Landon and Pleasant Hill.

Major highways[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Mount Pisgah Park, a 40 acre tract located southeast of Ellisville, IL, was owned by Fulton County until September, 2009, when it was sold at public auction.[3] The new owner, John Wiemers is maintaining the property as a recreational site now known as "Mount Pisgah . . .a peaceful place."

School districts[edit]

  • Avon Community Unit School District 176
  • Spoon River Valley Community Unit School District 4

Political districts[edit]

References[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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 117. 
  3. ^ Sampier, Kevin (Sep 10, 2009). "Mount Pisgah will remain part of Spoon River Drive". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

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