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Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois

Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois
Full nameKendall Township
Official nameKendall Township
Settlement typeTownship
CountryUnited States
Total Area39.31 sq mi (101.8 km2)
Land Area39.17 sq mi (101.5 km2)
Water Area0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation682 ft (207.9 m)
Total Population4636 (2000)
Density (pop.)45.7/km2 (118.4/sq mi)
Other information
FIPS code17-39454 
GNIS feature ID0429202

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Kendall Township is located in Kendall County, Illinois.

It is located at 41.619626 N, -88.442966 W. It has 101.455 km2. (39.1721 square miles) of land and 349,570 square meters (0.13497 square miles) covered by water. Its population in the 2000 Census was 4,636. It has 1,622 housing units.

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 1950's, 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 Unified City of Yorkville, a small community in Bristol Township, named "Bristol Station", was allowed to become the new Bristol, Illinois.

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