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)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 361
 • Density 13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61520
FIPS code 17-057-03584

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.[2] 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.[2]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 361 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

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

Political districts[edit]


External links[edit]