Ellisville Township, Fulton County, Illinois
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
|Established||November 6, 1849|
|• Total||13.91 sq mi (36.0 km2)|
|• Land||13.89 sq mi (36.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2) 0.14%|
|Elevation||522 ft (159 m)|
|• Density||11.2/sq mi (4.3/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||61415, 61431, 61544|
|GNIS feature ID||0428958|
Ellisville Township is named for Levi D. Ellis, an early settler.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 13.91 square miles (36.0 km2), of which 13.89 square miles (36.0 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.
Cities, towns, villages
- Ellisville Station, a mining community on Narrow Gauge Railroad until the 1920s, consisted of a railroad depot, grocery store, butcher shop and barber shop plus numerous company-owned miner's houses. The mining company went under and the town vanished. It lasted from 1896 to about 1926. From 1909-1913 it had a post office here.
The township contains these four cemeteries: Ellisville, Heartley, Landon and Pleasant Hill.
- Mount Pisgah Park, a 40 acre tract located southeast of Ellisville, IL, was owned by Fulton County until September, 2009, when it was sold at public auction. The new owner, John Wiemers is maintaining the property as a recreational site now known as "Mount Pisgah . . .a peaceful place."
- Avon Community Unit School District 176
- Spoon River Valley Community Unit School District 4
- Illinois' 17th congressional district
- State House District 94
- State Senate District 47
- "Ellisville 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
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 117.
- Sampier, Kevin (Sep 10, 2009). "Mount Pisgah will remain part of Spoon River Drive". Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved 11 March 2011.
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