Murdock Township, Douglas County, Illinois

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Murdock Township
Township
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Douglas County's location in Illinois
Douglas County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°49′12″N 88°04′53″W / 39.82000°N 88.08139°W / 39.82000; -88.08139Coordinates: 39°49′12″N 88°04′53″W / 39.82000°N 88.08139°W / 39.82000; -88.08139
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Douglas
Established December 7, 1882
Area
 • Total 30.88 sq mi (80.0 km2)
 • Land 30.84 sq mi (79.9 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.13%
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 225
 • Density 7.3/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61852, 61919, 61941, 61942, 61956
GNIS feature ID 0429414

Murdock Township is one of nine townships in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 225 and it contained 126 housing units.[1] It was formed from Camargo and Newman townships on December 7, 1882.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 30.88 square miles (80.0 km2), of which 30.84 square miles (79.9 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these two cemeteries: Jordan and Murdock.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Mayhall Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Heritage Community Unit School District 8
  • Shiloh Community Unit School District 1
  • Villa Grove Community Unit School District 302

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 110
  • State Senate District 55

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. 

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