Anchor Township, McLean County, Illinois

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Anchor Township
Location in McLean County
Location in McLean County
McLean County's location in Illinois
McLean County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean
Established Before 1920
 • Total 36.53 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land 36.53 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Population (2010)
 • Total 286
 • Density 7.8/sq mi (3.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Anchor Township is located in McLean County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 286 and it contained 139 housing units.[1] Anchor Township formed from Cropsey Township in 1877. The township's name most likely is derived from the hymn "My Soul Is Anchored in the Cross".[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.53 square miles (94.6 km2), all land.[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. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 

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Coordinates: 40°31′19″N 88°31′33″W / 40.52194°N 88.52583°W / 40.52194; -88.52583