Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois
Location in Kendall County
Kendall County's location in Illinois
|• Total||39.22 sq mi (101.6 km2)|
|• Land||39.09 sq mi (101.2 km2)|
|• Water||0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2) 0.33%|
|Elevation||682 ft (208 m)|
|• Density||198/sq mi (76/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0429202|
Kendall Township was named after the county, which was named after Amos Kendall, a powerful Democratic politician in the Andrew Jackson administration. Kendall later became a business partner of Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the Morse Code and the electric telegraph, and made his fortune with Morse.
Yorkville's division amongst Bristol and Kendall Townships mirrors the fact that, until the 1950s, The City of Yorkville was situated along the south bank of the Fox River, while the Village of Bristol was situated to the north. When the communities consolidated to form the United City of Yorkville (16 Apr 1957), a small community in Bristol Township, named "Bristol Station", was allowed to become the new Bristol, Illinois (unincorporated).
It is located at 41.619626 N, -88.442966 W. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 39.22 square miles (101.6 km2), of which 39.09 square miles (101.2 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.
The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, and Highway Commissioner. Kendall County has its main offices, courthouse, and central County Seat within Yorkville.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "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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