Newell Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 13,835.
The first sale land in this area was in 1824 to Obadiah Le Neve, who settled here just before Christmas of that year. It was not until 1851 that the county was divided up into its first eight townships, and Newell Township was one of those. It was named for Squire James Newell, the first Justice of the Peace for the area. 
Newell Township covers an area of 50.76 square miles (131.5 km2); of this, 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) or 1.44 percent is water. The township contains much of Lake Vermilion.
Cities and towns 
Unincorporated towns 
Extinct towns 
- West Newell
Adjacent townships 
The township contains these cemeteries: Bryley, Farmers Chapel, Gordon, Huffman, Lamb, Leonard, Rose, Springhill, Sunset Memorial and Walnut Corner.
Major highways 
Airports and landing strips 
- ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
- ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 50.
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