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Before there were townships the county was divided into 13 precincts. In 1862 the precincts were: Atlanta, Bowles, Broadwell, Elkhart, Eminence, Lake Fork, Lincoln, Madison, Middletown, Mt. Pulaski, Prairie Creek, Salt Creek, Sugar Creek. I do not know exactly where each of these precincts were. If you had an a male ancestor between the ages of 18 and 45 in 1862 and you know where he lived you can get an idea of the precincts from the 1862 Military Census.
Today we have 17 townships from west to east, north to south: Prairie Creek, Orvil, Eminence, Atlanta, Sheridan, West Lincoln, East Lincoln, Oran, Corwin, Broadwell, Chester, Aetna, Hurlbut, Elkhart, Mt. Pulaski, Laenna, Lake Fork. Mt. Pulaski is the largest township and Lake Fork is the smallest. Township Map
From Illinois Place Names. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel. I do not know where all these places were or when they were in existence. If you know please let me know at the address below.
Aetna, Albany, Allenville, Altic, Atlanta, Athol, Atlanta, Atteberry
Beason, Bell, Big Prairie, Bloomingdale, Boren, Broadwell, Burton View
Camden, Camp Latham, Chester, Chestervale, Chestnut, Clay, Cornland, Corwin, Crohurst, CroHurst Station
East Lincoln, Elk Hart City, Elk Heart City, Elkhart, Elkhart City, Emden, Eminence, Evans
Gale, Georgetown, Gilchrist, Gillett, Gold Springs, Griggs
Hamilton, Harness, Hartsburg, Hartsburgh, Hartwig, Hurlbut, Hurricane Point
Johnsons, Johnsons Siding
Kickapoo, Kickapoo Siding, Kings, Kruger
Laenna, Lake Fork, Latham, Lawndale, Layman, Lee, Leesburgh, Lincoln, Lincoln Hill, Long Point, Lucas
Mackey, Madison, Martin, Middletown, Mt. Fulcher, Mt. Hope, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pulaski, Music, Musick's Ferry
Narita, New Castle, New Holland, North Lincoln
Oran, Orndorff, Orvil
P & N Junction, Peifer, Peoria District Junction, Perry, Postville, Prairie Creek, Pulaski
Rhody, Richmond Grove
Salt Creek, San Jose, Scroggin, Sheridan, Skelton
Warick, West Lincoln, Wilmert, Woodlawn, Woolf, Wyatt
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