History of Otter Creek Township, LaSalle County, Illinois

Otter Creek Township

Otter Creek township, embracing T. 31, R. 4, originally a part of the town of Bruce, was detached and made a town in 1871, and named from the creek of that name which runs from east to west across the town near its centre, and with its principal branch, Wolf creek, furnishes a small area of good timber.

The few early settlements in the town were, like all others at that day, confined to this belt of timber, the remainder of the town being all prairie-which settled much less rapidly, but is now full of people.

[Source: History of LaSalle County, Illinois by Elmer Baldwin, Chicago, Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 1877, SKETCH OF THE PIONEER SETTLERS OF EACH TOWN IN THE COUNTY, Otter Creek, Page 461 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]