Benton Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Benton Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′44″N 88°52′09″W / 37.99556°N 88.86917°W / 37.99556; -88.86917Coordinates: 37°59′44″N 88°52′09″W / 37.99556°N 88.86917°W / 37.99556; -88.86917
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
 • Total36.72 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land36.12 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water0.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.61%
Elevation
387 ft (118 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
8,832
 • Density248.4/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62890, 62896
FIPS code17-055-05313

Benton Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,972 and it contained 4,220 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.72 square miles (95.1 km2), of which 36.12 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 98.37%) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.61%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Groat
  • Logan
  • Smothersville

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these nine cemeteries: Baxter, County Farm, Drummond, Franklin, Masonic-Oddfellow, Memorial Park, New Union, Rea and Swofford.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Bessie RLA Airport

Lakes[edit]

  • Vernons Lake

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20168,832[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

Adjacent townships[edit]

References[edit]

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