Coral Township..."Smarter Growth"
Welcome to the Coral Township website. It's goal is to keep you better informed by providing pertinent information, dates and happenings in and around the Township.
Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at the Township Hall at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend!
The Township Road District is looking for summer help. As you may have noticed there are many branches/trees to cleanup from all the storms and the Road District needs HELP! If you know of someone seeking seasonal work in the great out-of-doors, please contact the Road District at 815-923-2424. Applicants must be 18 yrs. old and have a valid drivers’ license
- Wanted: Plan Commission members! Coral Township is looking for residents to serve on the Coral Township Planning Commission (PC). Planning committee duties include:
- Attendance at monthly Planning Committee meetings as needed.
- Recommendation on re-zonings, proposed map changes and general plan amendments to Township Board
If you are interested in serving on the Plan Commission please contact Supervisor, Bill Damisch. 815-923-2430
Township Happenings: Check out the "What's new?" tab to the left and read about exciting news in the Township. If you have something you'd like us to share please email Laurie Cisneros at email@example.com
Township Department 815-923-2430
Highway Department 815-923-2424
Coral Township History
Coral Township was among the first townships in the county to be settled. Its first settler was William Hamilton who located near the present site of Coral Road and US Hwy. 20 in November of 1835. Unfortunately, he died the following spring from injuries sustained assisting Calvin Spencer of Marengo in raising a log cabin. Prior to the settlement in Coral Township, a scattering of Indian wigwams stood in the Township. Indian arrowheads continue to be found throughout Coral Township. The first post office established between Chicago and Galena was also located in Coral Township. However, it was the rich soil of the Township which made people stay and work to improve and continue to cultivate the land. It is this same land and abundance of open space that continues to attract others to Coral Township today.