Phillips Township, White County, Illinois

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Coordinates: 38°10′09″N 88°02′58″W / 38.16917°N 88.04944°W / 38.16917; -88.04944
Phillips Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County White
Elevation 476 ft (145.1 m)
Coordinates 38°10′09″N 88°02′58″W / 38.16917°N 88.04944°W / 38.16917; -88.04944
Area 66.38 sq mi (171.9 km2)
 - land 65.05 sq mi (168 km2)
 - water 1.33 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 1,258 (2010)
Organized November 7, 1871
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 618
Location of Phillips Township in White County
Location of Phillips Township in Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States

Phillips Township is located in White County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,258 and it contained 610 housing units.[1]


Phillips Township was likely named for Major Alexander Phillips, who made a land entry in 1817 for a quarter section of land abutting to the west of where Phillipstown, Illinois would be platted two decades later. [2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 66.38 square miles (171.9 km2), of which 65.05 square miles (168.5 km2) (or 98.00%) is land and 1.33 square miles (3.4 km2) (or 2.00%) is water.[1]


  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. ^ "Illinois Public Domain Land Tracts Sales Database". Illinois State Archives. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 

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