Fullersburg, Illinois

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Fullersburg, Illinois
Brush Hill, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Fullersburg, Illinois is located in Illinois
Fullersburg, Illinois
Fullersburg, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°49′05″N 87°55′06″W / 41.818087°N 87.918394°W / 41.818087; -87.918394Coordinates: 41°49′05″N 87°55′06″W / 41.818087°N 87.918394°W / 41.818087; -87.918394
Country United States
State Illinois
County DuPage
Township Downers Grove
Founded by Orente Grant in 1833 founded settlement of Brush Hill
Benjamin Fuller in 1851 renamed town Fullersburg
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 1771758[1]
(In contrast to historic descriptions,[2] the GNIS coordinates may be erroneously to the east of, or at the far east edge of, historical Fullersburg.)

Fullersburg was a former village in Downers Grove Township[1] and York Township, DuPage County, Illinois near the Cook County border. Though never incorporated in its own name, the area is historically important to the development of Hinsdale and Oak Brook, Illinois.[2]

The area was originally called Brush Hill and was claimed by Orente Grant when the Indian land in Illinois was ceded to the United States in 1833.[3] Benjamin Fuller, of Broome County, New York, arrived in 1835 with his parents Jacob and Candace Fuller and some other relatives, and settled at Ginger Creek at what later became Spring Road in Oak Brook.[2][note 1] Ben Fuller built a house in 1840 on what is now York Road.[2] (By 1985, this Fuller House had moved into the Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve from its original location.)[2] By 1851, he owned most of the area, and in 1851 subdivided and platted; the name changed from Brush Hill to Fullersburg.[3]

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  1. ^ This appears to be the areas that are now Hamburger University and Kensington Road in survey section 26 in Oak Brook: Before the McDonald's campus, Spring Road continued through, along what is now the section of Ronald Lane east of what is now Hamburger University.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fullersburg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 15 January 1980. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Chapek, Etta Susan, Oak Brook  in Thompson, Richard A. (1985). DuPage Roots. DuPage County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  3. ^ a b Stitt, Shirley, Hinsdale  in Thompson, Richard A. (1985). DuPage Roots. DuPage County Historical Society. Retrieved 2016-07-04.