Bradford Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Bradford Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°47′39″N 89°13′10″W / 41.79417°N 89.21944°W / 41.79417; -89.21944Coordinates: 41°47′39″N 89°13′10″W / 41.79417°N 89.21944°W / 41.79417; -89.21944
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
 • SupervisorDouglas J. Wagner
 • Total36.04 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land36.01 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.08%
797 ft (243 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density9/sq mi (3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61006, 61031, 61310, 61378
FIPS code17-103-07679

Bradford Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 324 and it contained 124 housing units.[2] Ashton Township (originally called Ogle Township) was formed from part of Bradford Township on February 12, 1861.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.04 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 36.01 square miles (93.3 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[2]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Bradford and Gehant Farm.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Gittleson Farms Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016307[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Ashton Community Unit School District 275

Political districts[edit]


  • "Bradford Township, Lee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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