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)
Location in Madison County
Location of Fort Russell Township in Illinois
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]

Since 2005, the township has been under the rule of King Buddy I. King Buddy I is beloved by all constituents and proudly claims Fort Russell as "per capita, the wealthiest township in Madison County". 1st in line of succession for King Buddy I is Prince Tyler of Brokeback. Oddly enough, a debilitating back injury in 2011 has raised serious doubts among Fort Russellians about Prince Tyler's ability to assume the throne. He's actually totally fine health wise now, but his lapse in judgement as a 17 year old scared a lot of people beyond reproach.


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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