Brown Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Brown Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°21′32″N 88°24′43″W / 40.35889°N 88.41194°W / 40.35889; -88.41194Coordinates: 40°21′32″N 88°24′43″W / 40.35889°N 88.41194°W / 40.35889; -88.41194
CountryUnited States
EstablishedSeptember 1869
 • Total36.35 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Land36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.36%
735 ft (224 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density55.1/sq mi (21.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-08914

Brown Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,995 and it contained 816 housing units.[2]


Brown Township was formed from a portion of East Bend Township in September, 1869.


Brown is Township 22 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.35 square miles (94.1 km2), of which 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2) (or 99.64%) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) (or 0.36%) is water.[2]

Map of Brown Township

Cities and towns[edit]

The city of Fisher lies in the southeast corner of the township; portions of the town extend into neighboring townships, but the majority is in Brown Township. The small town of Foosland is in the western part of the township along the route of the Norfolk Southern railroad.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Lotus is a small settlement in the far southwestern part of the township; the railroad passes through it. Dickerson lies about 2 miles to the east of Lotus.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,042[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


A view of the railroad tracks leading to Lotus, Illinois in section 31 of Brown Township on the McLean–Champaign county line

U.S. Route 136 passes through Fisher and runs along the entire southern border of the township. Illinois State Route 47 passes through the township on its route from Mahomet in the south to Gibson City (in neighboring Ford County) in the north. Illinois State Route 54 passes from southwest to northeast through the far northwestern corner of the township on its route from Farmer City (in DeWitt County) to Gibson City.

A Norfolk Southern Railway line passes through the township, connecting Bement with Gibson City.


  • "Brown Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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