Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Fort Russell Township
Township
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 38°52′33″N 89°59′22″W / 38.87583°N 89.98944°W / 38.87583; -89.98944Coordinates: 38°52′33″N 89°59′22″W / 38.87583°N 89.98944°W / 38.87583; -89.98944
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Area
 • Total 37.16 sq mi (96.2 km2)
 • Land 36.69 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 9,025
 • Density 249.3/sq mi (96.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-119-27130

Fort Russell Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,146 and it contained 3,903 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Fort Russell Township takes its name from Fort Russell (est. 1812), which was named for Col. William Russell.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.16 square miles (96.2 km2), of which 36.69 square miles (95.0 km2) (or 98.74%) is land and 0.47 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 1.26%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 9,025 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 507. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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