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Fort Russell Township
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Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Settled November 2, 1875
Area
 • Total 37.16 sq mi (96.2 km2)
 • Land 36.69 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation
492 ft (150 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)
9,025
 • Density 249.3/sq mi (96.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 17-119-27130

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. With Moro, Meadowbrook, and Holiday Shores being notable communities within the Township.

History

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

Geography

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.


Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.) 9,025
U.S. Decennial Census
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