Somerset Township, Jackson County, Illinois

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Somerset Township
Township
The township's historic grange hall
The township's historic grange hall
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°48′35″N 89°19′23″W / 37.80972°N 89.32306°W / 37.80972; -89.32306Coordinates: 37°48′35″N 89°19′23″W / 37.80972°N 89.32306°W / 37.80972; -89.32306
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jackson
Established November 4, 1884
Area
 • Total 37.63 sq mi (97.5 km2)
 • Land 37.13 sq mi (96.2 km2)
 • Water 0.49 sq mi (1.3 km2)  1.30%
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,205
 • Density 113.2/sq mi (43.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62924, 62932, 62966, 62994
GNIS feature ID 0429758

Somerset Township is one of sixteen townships in Jackson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,205 and it contained 1,886 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.63 square miles (97.5 km2), of which 37.13 square miles (96.2 km2) (or 98.67%) is land and 0.49 square miles (1.3 km2) (or 1.30%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Boucher, Lutheran, Ripley and Zion.

Major highways[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Elverado Community Unit School District 196
  • Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186

Political districts[edit]

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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