Millersburg Township, Mercer County, Illinois
Location in Mercer County
Mercer County's location in Illinois
|Established||November 8, 1853|
|• Total||36.32 sq mi (94.1 km2)|
|• Land||36.32 sq mi (94.1 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|• Density||20.8/sq mi (8.0/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Millersburg is named after George Abraham Miller, a Primitive Baptist who, with several families, settled in Mercer County, Illinois on the Edwards River in 1834. These families traveled from Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana for the purpose of expanding the church into the area. The congregation was known as the Edwards River Church of Regular Baptists. The Church was disbanded in 1847, and the last of the Original settlers Isaac Miller, left for Oregon in 1851.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.32 square miles (94.1 km2), all land.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- History of Mercer County, E. H. Hill & Co., Publishers, Chicago, Illinois, 1882
- Illinois State Archives
- Miller Family Genealogy and history
- Primitive Baptist Churches in Mercer County, Illinois (The founding of Millersburg)
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