Benton Township, Franklin County, Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Benton Township
Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′44″N 88°52′09″W / 37.99556°N 88.86917°W / 37.99556; -88.86917Coordinates: 37°59′44″N 88°52′09″W / 37.99556°N 88.86917°W / 37.99556; -88.86917
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Established November 4, 1884
Area
 • Total 36.72 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land 36.12 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.61%
Elevation 387 ft (118 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,972
 • Density 248.4/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62812, 62890, 62896
GNIS feature ID 0428659

Benton Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,972 and it contained 4,220 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.72 square miles (95.1 km2), of which 36.12 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 98.37%) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.61%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Groat
  • Logan
  • Smothersville

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these nine cemeteries: Baxter, County Farm, Drummond, Franklin, Masonic-Oddfellow, Memorial Park, New Union, Rea and Swofford.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Bessie RLA Airport

Lakes[edit]

  • Vernons Lake

Political districts[edit]

Notes[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. 

Adjacent townships[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]