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Fort Russell Township
Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Coordinates 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)

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.

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.

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