Brooklyn Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Brooklyn Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°40′20″N 89°06′31″W / 41.67222°N 89.10861°W / 41.67222; -89.10861Coordinates: 41°40′20″N 89°06′31″W / 41.67222°N 89.10861°W / 41.67222; -89.10861
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
 • SupervisorGeraldine K. Neal
 • Total36.23 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
922 ft (281 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density21.9/sq mi (8.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61318, 61342, 61353, 61378
FIPS code17-103-08654

Brooklyn Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 793 and it contained 358 housing units.[2] In September 1858, Reynolds Township was formed from part of Brooklyn Township.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.23 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(This town is listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these four cemeteries: Brooklyn, Brooklyn Lutheran, Saint Mary's and Union.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Earl Barnickel Airport
  • Gehant Airport
  • W Davis Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016748[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Lee Center Community Unit School District 271

Political districts[edit]


  • "Brooklyn 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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