Banner Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Banner Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°29′50″N 89°56′04″W / 40.49722°N 89.93444°W / 40.49722; -89.93444Coordinates: 40°29′50″N 89°56′04″W / 40.49722°N 89.93444°W / 40.49722; -89.93444
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88 km2)
 • Land 28.5 sq mi (74 km2)
 • Water 5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  16.42%
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 373
 • Density 13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61520
GNIS feature ID 0428633

Banner Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 373 and it contained 177 housing units.[1] The township was known as Utica Township, then Monterey Township, before becoming Banner Township.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88 km2), of which 28.5 square miles (74 km2) (or 83.58%) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (or 16.42%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

  • Kings Hill (Settlement with school & burying ground)
  • Mills point
  • Copperas Creek landing
  • Commerce Was an early village on the mouth of the copperas creek where it empties into the Illinois River. Just like Mills Point it never materialized & ceased to exist. It was platted in 1843 by Lyman B. Suydam.


The township contains these four cemeteries: Bybee, Kings Hill, Utica and Walnut.

Major highways[edit]


  • Pond Lily Lake
  • Slim Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Canton Union School District 66
  • Illini Bluffs Community Unit School District 327

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. 

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