Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois

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Kendall Township
Township
Location in Kendall County
Location in Kendall County
Kendall County's location in Illinois
Kendall County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°35′16″N 088°25′51″W / 41.58778°N 88.43083°W / 41.58778; -88.43083Coordinates: 41°35′16″N 088°25′51″W / 41.58778°N 88.43083°W / 41.58778; -88.43083
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kendall
Area
 • Total 39.22 sq mi (101.6 km2)
 • Land 39.09 sq mi (101.2 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.33%
Elevation[1] 682 ft (208 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,739
 • Density 198/sq mi (76/km2)
FIPS code 17-39454[2]
GNIS feature ID 0429202

Kendall Township is located in Kendall County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 7,739 and it contained 2,875 housing units.[3]

Kendall Township was named after the county, which was named after Amos Kendall, a powerful Democratic politician in the Andrew Jackson administration. Kendall later became a business partner of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code and the electric telegraph, and made his fortune with Morse.

Yorkville's division amongst Bristol and Kendall Townships mirrors the fact that, until the 1950s, The City of Yorkville was situated along the south bank of the Fox River, while the Village of Bristol was situated to the north. When the communities consolidated to form the United City of Yorkville (16 Apr 1957), a small community in Bristol Township, named "Bristol Station", was allowed to become the new Bristol, Illinois (unincorporated).

Geography[edit]

It is located at 41.619626 N, -88.442966 W. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 39.22 square miles (101.6 km2), of which 39.09 square miles (101.2 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.[3]

Government[edit]

The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, and Highway Commissioner. Kendall County has its main offices, courthouse, and central County Seat within Yorkville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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.