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!
- Now accepting applications for 2023-24 Student Trustee Scholarship Program! Coral Township is pleased to offer a $1000 scholarship for students of the township. Click on the link below for details. Deadline to apply is March 31st, 2023.
Student Trustee Scholarship
- $2000 State Scholarship sponsored by TOI. The Townships of Illinois are accepting applications. Deadline is March 1st, 2023. Click on link below for application.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.