Rutland Township - Marseilles
Please call the office with your questions or concerns regarding upcoming meetings, Road issues, General Assistance needs or Senior Exemptions. We will be working, however under the circumstances we will need to limit walk in traffic and the number of people in the building, MASK REQUIRED!
Rutland Township Hall is located at
2835 E. 24th Rd. in Marseilles, Illinois
Our mailing address is
P.O. Box 66
Marseilles, Illinois 61341
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m to noon
Assessor Corinne Erickson Office hours: September hours are located under the Assessor page.
Please call the office for assistance or Corinne's personal telephone # 815-513-3990
The History of Rutland Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
In LaSalle County, Rutland Township was one of the first areas of the county to attract settlers. A former historian in 1886 stated it this way: “Its (Rutland Township) location is an enviable one, having the grand rapids of the Illinois River on the south, the Village of Marseilles in the southeast corner, and Ottawa near the southwest. The Fox River, in the north and west, with its vast water-power resources, makes for Rutland a situation of unsurpassed for manufacturing interests.”
When the Township was organized on April 2, 1850 it was labeled Trenton. After a few years, the name was switched to “Rutland Township” in honor of the vast holdings of rich Rutland silty loam soil found in the area containing very little slope and good for farming. For years, Rutland Township held the distinction of purveying these indigenous soils as one would distribute valuables.
In 1850, the first corps of officials holding office was as follows:
Supervisor-----A. D. Butterfield
Clerk-------------J. R. Shaver
Highway Commissioners---E. S. Hallowell, O. Olmstead, John Nichol
Justices of the Peace—John Gibson, J. Smith
Constables----J. M. Trenery, C. Shaver