Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Fort Russell Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 492 ft (150.0 m)
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
Area 37.16 sq mi (96.2 km2)
 - land 36.69 sq mi (95 km2)
 - water 0.47 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 9,146 (2010)
Density 249.3/sq mi (96.3/km2)
Settled November 2, 1875
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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Location in Madison County
Location of Fort Russell Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

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.[1]


Fort Russell Township takes its name from Fort Russell (est. 1812), which was named for Col. William Russell.[2]


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.[1]


  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. 
  2. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 507. 

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