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Winfield Township

Winfield Township administrative offices are located at 130 Arbor Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185; phone: 630-231-3581.

Beginnings [1]

The first town meeting of Winfield Township was held in 1850. First town officers were: William C. Todd, supervisor; C. L. Shepherd, clerk; Charles Gary, overseer of the poor; James Brown, Job A. Smith and Israel Mather, commissioners of highways; Amos C. Graves and Thomas M. Griswold, constables; Harvey Higby, collector.

In its formative years, the township had 3 churches, 1 academy, 1 grist mill, 2 saw mills, a dozen stores, 10 factories, 3 post offices, and 2 railroad stations. The population was approximately 1,600.

The early township was comprised of three villages: Warrenville, West Chicago and Winfield.

  1. About Winfield Township,, accessed February, 2011.
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