Newcomb Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Newcomb Township
Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°16′14″N 88°24′26″W / 40.27056°N 88.40722°W / 40.27056; -88.40722Coordinates: 40°16′14″N 88°24′26″W / 40.27056°N 88.40722°W / 40.27056; -88.40722
Country United States
State Illinois
County Champaign
Established November 8, 1859
Area
 • Total 36.37 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land 36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.41%
Elevation 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,292
 • Density 35.7/sq mi (13.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429433

Newcomb Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,292 and it contained 492 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.37 square miles (94.2 km2), of which 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[1] Illinois Route 47 crosses the township from north to south. U.S. Route 136 forms the northern boundary. The historically registered Hazen Bridge crosses the Sangamon River in the eastern part of this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Natural gas storage area[edit]

Peoples Gas Manlove Field Natural gas storage area. In the foreground is one onf the numerous wells in the area with the LNG plant and tanks in the background.

Though the township is mostly farmland, it also contains the Manlove Field Natural gas storage area operated by Peoples Gas Light & Coke Company.(40°14′33″N 088°25′17″W / 40.24250°N 88.42139°W / 40.24250; -88.42139) The storage facility is an underground aquifer opened in 1966 capable of storing around 150 billion cubic feet (4.2×109 m3)[1] of natural gas for delivery to the Chicago area via connected pipelines. Peoples gas holds property easements covering around 32,000 acres (129.5 km2) for the storage facility and co-located liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.[2]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Naylor, Shiloh and Willowbrook.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Furtney Airport

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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