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Burton Township, Illinois

Burton Township is the smallest of 17 townships in McHenry County, Illinois. As of the 2020 census, its population was 4,820 and it contai…
Burton Township is the smallest of 17 townships in McHenry County, Illinois. As of the 2020 census, its population was 4,820 and it contained 1,858 housing units. Burton Township was first settled by Englishmen in 1836 who gave it the name English Prairie. Later settlers called the township Benton, but after learning that there already was a post office and township of Benton in southern Illinois, the name was changed to Burton on December 28, 1850. Burton Township is unusually small because its first residents broke from Richmond Township to its west. The reason for this was a "Hatfields vs. McCoys" type of feud in the 1840s over alleged township mismanagement and higher taxes in Richmond.

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