Brenton Township, Ford County, Illinois

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Brenton Township
Township
Location in Ford County
Location in Ford County
Ford County's location in Illinois
Ford County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°42′56″N 88°10′46″W / 40.71556°N 88.17944°W / 40.71556; -88.17944Coordinates: 40°42′56″N 88°10′46″W / 40.71556°N 88.17944°W / 40.71556; -88.17944
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ford
Established March 15, 1859
Area
 • Total 36.02 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.06%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 921
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60921, 60955, 60959, 60962, 60968
FIPS code 17-053-07978

Brenton Township is one of twelve townships in Ford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 973 and it contained 436 housing units.[2] The township was originally called Stockton Township and was formed from a portion of Patton Township on March 15, 1859; the name was changed to Brenton Township on May 9, 1864.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.02 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 36 square miles (93 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Brewton Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Bradbury Airport

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 921 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10
  • Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8
  • Tri Point Community Unit School District 6-J

Political districts[edit]

References[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. 

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