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Bristol Township, Kendall County, Illinois

Bristol Township, Kendall County, Illinois
Full nameBristol Township
Official nameBristol Township
Settlement typeTownship
CountryUnited States
Total Area29.03 sq mi (75.2 km2)
Land Area28.58 sq mi (74 km2)
Water Area0.45 sq mi (1.2 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195.1 m)
Total Population7677 (2000)
Density (pop.)103.7/km2 (268.6/sq mi)
Other information
FIPS code17-08368 
GNIS feature ID0428711

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Bristol Township is the smallest township in Kendall County, Illinois.

It is located at 41.672412 N, -88.429435 W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Bristol Township covers an area of 29.03 sqmi (75187354.8 m2); of this, 28.58 sqmi (74021860.2 m2) (98.46 percent) is land and 0.45 sqmi (1165494.6 m2) (1.54 percent) is water. Its population in the 2000 Census was 7,677. It has 2,807 housing units.

U.S. Route 34 runs east to west through the township. Yorkville covers much of the township.

Bristol Township is named after the Bristol family. Although pioneer miller John Schneider was really the first settler in the township, the Bristols were better known. Lyman Bristol donated the site of the Village of Bristol, now the north side of the City of Yorkville. Today's village of Bristol was first known as Bristol Station, and was a stop on the railroad that passed Yorkville and the old village of Bristol to the north. Bristol is the county's smallest township, losing substantial area to both Kendall and Oswego townships because of the meander of the Fox River. The township was also known for its many swamps.

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