Browning Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Browning Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′25″N 88°58′58″W / 37.99028°N 88.98278°W / 37.99028; -88.98278Coordinates: 37°59′25″N 88°58′58″W / 37.99028°N 88.98278°W / 37.99028; -88.98278
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
 • Total36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land35.79 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water0.69 sq mi (1.8 km2)  1.89%
Elevation
381 ft (116 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
2,396
 • Density68.5/sq mi (26.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62819, 62822, 62865, 62884, 62891
FIPS code17-055-08940

Browning Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,450 and it contained 1,184 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.48 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 35.79 square miles (92.7 km2) (or 98.11%) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 1.89%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Rend City

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Hickory Corners

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains eleven cemeteries. These are: Browning, Grammer, Harrison, Hickory Corners, Knight, Moser, Mount Pleasant, Saint Joseph, Saint Marys, Smith and Wayman.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Benton Municipal Airport

Landmarks[edit]

  • Benton City Park

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,396[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Christopher Community Unit School District 99
  • Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Browning Township, Franklin County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]