Deerfield Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Deerfield Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°34′38″N 90°15′32″W / 40.57722°N 90.25889°W / 40.57722; -90.25889Coordinates: 40°34′38″N 90°15′32″W / 40.57722°N 90.25889°W / 40.57722; -90.25889
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFulton
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Area
 • Total34.33 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Land34.17 sq mi (88.5 km2)
 • Water0.16 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.47%
Elevation
640 ft (195 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
255
 • Density7.6/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61415, 61427, 61431, 61432, 61477, 61520
FIPS code17-057-18979

Deerfield Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 261 and it contained 137 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.33 square miles (88.9 km2), of which 34.17 square miles (88.5 km2) (or 99.53%) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2) (or 0.47%) is water.[2]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Blyton
  • Midway is a small settlement south of Wiley church.
  • Wiley was a town Emsley Wiley set a side 1-acre (4,000 m2) for a school & meeting house. He platted a city to be named Wiley but it did not materialize. His dream of a school & meeting house did and in 1839 the first rude log school was built. In 1844 Mr. & Mrs. Wiley sold their land & moved farther west, In 1880 the Wiley Lutheran Church was organized & still exists today along with the cemetery.
  • Westminster was a paper town founded by David Everly after they moved here coming from the east. Only 3 lots were sold but the village never materialized and so ceased to exist.

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Dickson, Wiley, Lamb & Roberts.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016255[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Bushnell Prairie City Community Unit School District 170
  • Community Unit School District 3 Fulton City
  • Spoon River Valley Community Unit School District 4

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Deerfield Township, Fulton County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]