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

Township News

Press ReleaseMcRide Senior Transportation Program for Grafton Township Riders

For more information about the McRide Program, please click the link below.

Senior McRide Transportation Program

Electronics Recycling

Grafton Township Road District is now offering electronics recycling. The drop off bin will be located in front of the Road District garage. Drop off times will be7:00am- 3:00pmMonday through Friday. Excludes holidays and weekends. Please check the following list to see if your electronic item can be recycled.

Drop off location - 10109 Vine Street Huntley, Illinois 60142

  • Computer Itemscomputers/CPU's, spare computer parts, servers, keyboards, flat screen monitors, laptops, network equipment, mice, printers/copiers,fax machines, printer cartridges(ink and toner), UPS (back up) batteries, routers, all wires and cables.
  • Household itemsFlat screen televisions, stereos, speakers, scanners, radios, cell phones, telephones, window unit air conditioners, microwaves, dehumidifiers, and toaster ovens.

Ask if you don't see your item on this list, as we may be able to take it.

Electronics that are Not Accepted are:

  • Televisions(older tube televisions)
  • CRT Computer Monitors
  • Fluorescent Bulbs and Ballasts

Haligus Road Property For Sale

Description: Land

MLS #: 08672293