Auburn Township, Clark County, Illinois

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Auburn Township
Township
A portion of the former National Road in Auburn Township
A portion of the former National Road in Auburn Township
Location in Clark County
Location in Clark County
Clark County's location in Illinois
Clark County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°21′50″N 87°48′37″W / 39.36389°N 87.81028°W / 39.36389; -87.81028Coordinates: 39°21′50″N 87°48′37″W / 39.36389°N 87.81028°W / 39.36389; -87.81028
Country United States
State Illinois
County Clark
Area
 • Total 15.82 sq mi (41.0 km2)
 • Land 15.79 sq mi (40.9 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.19%
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 242
 • Density 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62441, 62442
GNIS feature ID 0428618

Auburn Township is one of fifteen townships in the center of Clark County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 242 and it contained 124 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Auburn Township was created in 1859 and consisted of land taken from Anderson, Dolson, Marshall and Martinsville Townships in Clark County. According to the History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, the creation was the result of gerrymandering to facilitate the election of an unidentified influential person to be a justice of the peace.[2] The township was named for the already existing village of Auburn.

The village of Auburn had vied with the town of Marshall as the seat of Clark County. Auburn had the advantage of being centrally located. However, Marshall had the larger population and received more votes. Auburn's defeat has been blamed for ruining the village's dreams of growth.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 15.82 square miles (41.0 km2), of which 15.79 square miles (40.9 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.19%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Marshall Community Unit School District 2c
  • Martinsville Community Unit School District 3c

Political districts[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Perrin, William Henry, ed.. History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois Chicago, Illinois. O. L. Baskin & Co. (1883).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ Perrin,458.
  3. ^ Perrin, p. 462.

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