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McLean County, Illinois
History and Genealogy

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Township Histories and Records
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township map
Map Courtesy of wikipedia.org

Present area, or parts of it, were formerly included in:

Eastern Part:
1827 - 1830 - Shelby
1821 - 1827 - Fayette
1819 - 1821 - Clark
1816 - 1819 - Crawford
1815 - 1816 - Edwards

Western Part:
1827 - 1831 - Tazewell
1825 - 1827 - Peoria
1821 - 1825 - Sangamon
1817 - 1821 - Bond
1812 - 1817 - Madison
1801 - 1812 - St. Clair
1790 - 1801 - Knox, Northwest Territory


Township

Organizational Info

Communities

Allin

Name changed from Mosquito Grove on March 4, 1867

Stanford

Anchor

Formed from Cropsey (date unknown, before 1920)

Anchor

Arrowsmith

Name changed from Pleasant on May 17, 1858

Arrowsmith
Senex

Bellflower

Name changed from Prairie on May 17, 1858

Bellflower
Laurette

Osman
Summers Siding

Bloomington

 

Bloomington
Burns
Hendrix

Blue Mound

 

Kochsville/Cooksville
Fletcher

Cheneys Grove

 

Saybrook

Chenoa

 

Ballard
Chenoa
Meadows

Cropsey

 

Cropsey
Potosi

Dale

 

Covell
Hougham's Grove
Shirley
Twin Grove

Danvers

 

Danvers
Stout's Grove
Woodruff

Dawson

Originally named Lee; changed to Padua on May 17, 1858; then changed to Dawson (date unknown, after 1920).

Ellsworth
Padua

Downs

Name changed from Savanna on May 17, 1858

Diamond Grove
Priceville/Downs
South Downs

Dry Grove

 

Yuton

Empire

Name changed from Le Roy on May 17, 1858

Crumbaugh Siding
LeRoy
Monroe

Funks Grove

 

Funk's Grove

Gridley

 

Gridley

Hudson

 

Haven's Grove
Hudson

Lawndale

 

Henline Stockade - (historical)

Lexington

 

Lexington
Selma
Pleasant Hill

Martin

 

Colfax

Money Creek

 

Clarksville
Fifer
Lake Bloomington

Mount Hope

 

McLean
Mount Hope

Normal

 

Normal

Old Town

 

Benjaminville
Brokaw
Gillum
Holder

Randolph

 

Heyworth
Karr's Flag Station
Lytleville
Randolph

Towanda

 

Barnes
Merna

Smith's Grove
Towanda

West

Name changed from Kickapoo on May 17, 1858

Delana / Glenavon
Kumler

Sabina (Monarch PO)
Weedman

White Oak

 

Carlock
Oak Grove

Yates

Formed as Union from Chenoa on June 5, 1862; name changed from Union to Yates (date unknown, before 1920).

Weston

 


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