Edwardsville Township is comprised
of the City of Edwardsville, Village of Glen Carbon and unincorporated
areas just outside of these two municipalities. The township is located
within Madison County in southwestern Illinois.
For more information
on Edwardsville Township, see the Information Center Page
Edwardsville Township Logo
Township is looking for students, clubs, or organizations to develop a
part of our rebranding effort. The
winning logo will best represent the functions of Edwardsville Township
government, the residents of Edwardsville Township, and the geographic
by the Township. The winning logo will be selected by a panel
of three local design professionals. A $500.00 cash prize
will be awarded to the creator of the winning design. The
deadline to submit artwork is Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Download the Application Packet here.
Edwardsville Township Hosts
Concealed Carry Workshop
Township Supervisor Frank Miles hosted a Concealed Carry Implementation
Workshop for Local Government in Edwardsville on February 27. Several
elected officials and staff from area municipalities in Madison and St.
Clair counties attended educational presentations and participated in
an open forum question and answer period during the three-hour event.
Download the handout Concealed Carry and Local Government: What
You Need to Know for more information about
implementing the administration requirments of the Concealed Carry Law.
Income Energy Assistance Program Applications Now Available
Applications accepted by
appointment only Tuesday through Thursday.
Call 656-0292 for more information or make an appointment.
Edwardsville Township Office
300 West Park Street, Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday thru
Township Supervisor's Office offers extended hours Tuesday through
Thursday until 6:00 p.m. by appointment.
Township Supervisor 618-656-0292
Township Assessor 618-656-6305
Township Highway Commissioner 618-288-9331
Hays Mallory Community Building
216 Crane St., Edwardsville,
Contact the Township Office for Rental Information
History of Township Government
courtesy of Don L. Hastings Jr., Edwardsville
government was established in Providence, Rhode Island in 1636. Of all
the forms of governments within America, this particular government is
the oldest, providing continuous service. A hallmark of township
government is the Annual Town Meeting held in
April. Citizens gather, discuss issues, propose actions and vote to
make decisions. This grassroots form of government had been closest to
the people; and it might be regarded as having been among the most
Township originally was the federal "Township 4 North of the base line
Range 8 West of the 3rdPrincipal Meridian". The
lines dividing this township were surveyed in 1808, the subdivision
lines were surveyed later, in 1813 and 1814, and the township was
platted in 1815. In the present county, this survey process was stopped
and held up by Native American warfare before,
during and after the War of 1812. In 1802, the territory of Indiana
(our county's territory) created the political township. The act
provided for an annual April election for a Township Clerk and for
other positions. In 1807, another act authorized a county's creation of
townships. Townships could be of any size and did not have to conform
to geographic ones. The "Township of Goshen" may
have been created on or after 1807 and before 1812; as initial
settlement did not occur until 1800 and after.
1813, the county of Madison appointed "overseers of the poor", one for
each of four townships that were established, including Goshen. These
appointments might be among the county's first township-level services.
In 1820, state legislation made the federal geographic townships the
"body politic for school purposes"this appears to be the first
political role for the geographic townships. In 1827, pursuant to the
act, the county was divided into seven election districts. These new
subdivisions may have replaced the former county townships. One was
called the "Edwardsville district", which might be the first time this
name was used for county subdivision purposes. In 1849 and continuing
through 1875, the county was divided into sixteen "precincts", one
being "Edwardsville", the largest. In addition to the thirty-six
sections of the base township, this precinct contained about another
sixty sections, perhaps ninety-six sections altogether. The geographic
townships became county political townships.
Inclement Weather Closings
Edwardsville Township offices may
be closed or may close early due to inclement weather.
Residents may check the following
radio/TV outlets for closing information: NEWS; FOX 2 KTVI NEWS 11;
KMOV-TV, CHANNEL 4 NEWS.
can also call the Township Office at 656-0292.