Beardstown Township, Cass County, Illinois

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Beardstown Township
Location in Cass County
Location in Cass County
Cass County's location in Illinois
Cass County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°00′08″N 90°26′05″W / 40.00222°N 90.43472°W / 40.00222; -90.43472Coordinates: 40°00′08″N 90°26′05″W / 40.00222°N 90.43472°W / 40.00222; -90.43472
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cass
Established November 6, 1923
 • Total 29.24 sq mi (75.7 km2)
 • Land 25.61 sq mi (66.3 km2)
 • Water 3.63 sq mi (9.4 km2)  12.41%
Elevation 443 ft (135 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,983
 • Density 272.6/sq mi (105.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62618
GNIS feature ID 0428644

Beardstown Township is one of eleven townships in Cass County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,983 and it contained 2,741 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.24 square miles (75.7 km2), of which 25.61 square miles (66.3 km2) (or 87.59%) is land and 3.63 square miles (9.4 km2) (or 12.41%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these three cemeteries: Beardstown City, Oak Grove and Otgen.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Greater Beardstown Airport



  • Lilly Lake
  • Lily Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Beardstown Community Unit School District 15

Political districts[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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