Astoria Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Astoria Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°13′53″N 90°23′58″W / 40.23139°N 90.39944°W / 40.23139; -90.39944Coordinates: 40°13′53″N 90°23′58″W / 40.23139°N 90.39944°W / 40.23139; -90.39944
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFulton
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Area
 • Total36.56 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land36.13 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water0.43 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.18%
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,396
 • Density40.5/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61484, 61501
FIPS code17-057-02648

Astoria Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,464 and it contained 665 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.56 square miles (94.7 km2), of which 36.13 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 98.82%) is land and 0.43 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 1.18%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Astoria
  • Washington (no longer exists due to another town in the state with the name). The village contained 48 lots. It was laid out in 1836 & it had a small general store,a few cabins,blacksmith shop and a school house nearby which was also used to hold church services. The village never grew & ceased to exist.
  • Vienna was laid out by Zach Gilbert, Benjamin Clark & a Mr Bacon on June 9, 1837. Due to there being another town in the state with this name it was changed to Astoria.

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Astoria, Oak Grove, Salem, South Fulton and Union Chapel.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Campbell Landing Strip

Lakes[edit]

  • Emmanuel Lake

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,396[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Astoria Community Unit School District 1
  • V I T Community Unit School District 2

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Astoria Township, Fulton County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]