Isabel Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Isabel Township
Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°18′27″N 90°09′46″W / 40.30750°N 90.16278°W / 40.30750; -90.16278Coordinates: 40°18′27″N 90°09′46″W / 40.30750°N 90.16278°W / 40.30750; -90.16278
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 29.37 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 • Land 29.23 sq mi (75.7 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.48%
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 192
 • Density 6.6/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61441, 61501, 61542 62644
GNIS feature ID 0429175

Isabel Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 192 and it contained 87 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Township Supervisors

Name Year Name Year
Jeremiah Farris 1850-51 William Farris 1866-69
Robert Carter 1852-53 Josiah Hendee 1870
William Craig 1854-55 T.B. Duncan 1871
Alex Freeman 1856-57 John Lane 1872
Robert Carter 1858 Robert K. Walker 1873
Alex Freeman 1859 James M. Lane 1874-75
C.J. Dilworth 1860 Robert G. Mulica 1876
John Lane 1861-64 James Foutch 1877-79
William Craig 1865

Town Clerks

  • Jesse Benson……....1850 Robert G. Mulica..1872-73
  • William Craig.....1860 Jesse Benson.........1874-77
  • Jesse Benson......1861-69 Stephen J. Benson.1878
  • Roland C. Benson..1870 Thomas Brown......1879
  • Hugh Murrey… …...1871

Local Government[edit]

Township Supervisor[edit]

  • Greg Juergens (2005)
  • Dennis Barr (2001)
  • Gary Crum (1989)
  • Larry Tarvin (?)
  • Carl Gowdy (?)

Town Clerk[edit]

  • Janice Colglazier (2008)
  • Pat Robinson (1988)

Road Commissioner[edit]

  • Gary Whitmore (2015)Appointed
  • Matt Stephens (2013) Resigned
  • Dennis Barr (2005)
  • Ed Weatherford (1997)
  • Carrol Weaver (1980)

Trustees[edit]

  • Monty Graham (
  • Craig Porter (
  • Pat Colglazier (2008)
  • Rose Juergens (2013)

Mailing Address[edit]

P.O. Box 168 Lewistown, IL. 61542

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.37 square miles (76.1 km2), of which 29.23 square miles (75.7 km2) (or 99.52%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.48%) is water.[1]

Existing Towns (Unincorporated)[edit]

  • Duncan Mills - Duncan’s Mills is a small place of business with a post office on the Spoon River, deriving its name from the gristmill at the point formerly owned and operated by George Duncan, an early settler there, and a very highly respected citizen. From 1840 to 1855, perhaps for a greater length of time, his was the larges grist-mill within a radius of 15 to 20 miles.

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Otto
  • Spoon River village
  • West Havana
  • Point Isabel Was an old shipping point on the Illinois River, at the mouth of the Spoon River and directly across from Havana, and was the southern terminus of the Fulton County Narrow-Gauge railway connecting to Fairview and Galesburg.
  • Bessler's Station (aka Barrett's Station) was a station on the Narrow Gauge Railroad til 1910.

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Duncan, Farris, Foutch, Freeman, Kearney and Otto.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Lewistown School District 97

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 

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