Monthly Meeting Agenda

Upcoming Agenda & Board Packets will be posted when they become available.

Upcoming Events

Jun 9
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jun 15
Jun 17
Jun 18
Jun 23
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
Jul 14
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
More Events

Grafton Township History

When Grafton Township was founded in 1850, the area population was recorded at 440. By 1870, the township population had grown to 1,359. Thomas Stillwell Huntley (1807-1894) was the first elected Supervisor of Grafton Township; that is the only elected office he ever held. He was much loved and respected by the area residents; that his obituary stated that “his kindness and generosity will always be remembered so long as the history of the town remains”. The area was first settled as a farm community. Good land and hard work made for a surplus of farm products and local farmers were able to produce enough milk to supply local creameries and to send milk to other milk plants in Chicago. Grafton contains a large proportion of low, wet land about the central parts, hence is better adapted to stock than grain, and like the neighboring townships of Coral and Algonquin, the leading industry among the farmers is the dairy business. This township is one of the southern tier, being joined on the south by Kane County, on the east by Algonquin, on north by Dorr, and the west by Coral. It is township 43, range 7. By 1860 the township population was recorded as 1073 residents.

Quick Facts

  • Located in McHenry County Illinois.
  • Serving Huntley IL, Algonquin IL, Lakewood IL, Crystal Lake IL, and Lake in the Hills IL
  • Population - 53,137 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Senior Activities

Computer, Tablet, & Smart Phone Classes

When: Every Monday- by appointment only

Grafton Township is offering free one on one classes to help you learn how to use your computer, tablet, or new smart phone. Each class will be approximately 1 hour and go over a number of different topics. We will start at your level and work with you to become comfortable with your device. Bring your laptop, tablet, smart phone, or use our township computer. 

Please call the Grafton Township office to schedule a time for your class- 847-669-3328.

Township News & Local Events

Grafton Township Electronics Recycling

Grafton Township Road District is now offering electronics recycling. The drop off bin (PODS) is located in front of the Road District garage at 10109 Vine Street. Drop off times will be, 7:00am- 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Excludes holidays and weekends. If you have any questions regarding the electronics recycling program, please feel free to call 847-669-5070.

Or click HERE for more information.

For additional recycling options, click HERE to view the 2015 McHenry County Green Guide


McRide Transportation Program

Open to all Grafton Township residents, and all residents of Huntley.

Grafton Township, the Village of Huntley, and The McHenry County Department of Transportation are pleased to offer all residents of Grafton and Huntley access to the McRide program. Residents can take advantage of travel all around McHenry County. These areas include; Woodstock, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Marengo, Harvard, and many other areas that are included in the McRide guide. Hours of operation are, Monday - Friday from 6am to 7pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. For registration please call 800- 451- 4599, or click the link below to view the travel guide.

McRide Travel Guide and Information

Township Property

Haligus Road Property For Sale

Description: Land

MLS #: 08672293