ⓘ Jamaica Township, Vermilion County, Illinois. Jamaica Township was created from portions of Catlin, Sidell, Carroll, and Vance Townships. The petition was filed ..

                                     

ⓘ Jamaica Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Jamaica Township was created from portions of Catlin, Sidell, Carroll, and Vance Townships. The petition was filed in 1897, but the township wasnt approved until 1899 after a lengthy court battle, partly due to the excellent farmland in the area. The township was originally called Kingsley after a local chapel. Rob Weller lived there for 20 years. Later, local W. T. Baird suggested changing the name for Jamaica, Queens, a borough of New York City, which was named for a northeastern Algonquin Indian tribe.

                                     
  • Jamaica is an unincorporated community in Jamaica Township Vermilion County Illinois Like so many other small towns in the late 19th century, Jamaica
  • Vermilion County is a county in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Illinois between the Indiana border and Champaign County It was established in
  • Elwood Township is a township in Vermilion County Illinois USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1, 647 and it contained 718 housing units. Elwood
  • Carroll Township is a township in Vermilion County Illinois USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 612 and it contained 263 housing units. Carroll
  • Sidell Township is a township in Vermilion County Illinois USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1, 073 and it contained 445 housing units. Sidell
  • Vance Township is a township in Vermilion County Illinois USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1, 057 and it contained 457 housing units. Vance
  • Catlin Township is a township in Vermilion County Illinois USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3, 300 and it contained 1, 342 housing units
  • article is a timeline of Vermilion County Illinois history. 1809 The Illinois Territory is formed. 1818 December 3 Illinois is admitted to the Union
  • Of the 102 counties of the state of Illinois 84 are organized into civil townships usually referred to as simply townships in state law. The legal