Charleston Township, Coles County, Illinois

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Charleston Township
Location in Coles County
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°29′N 88°11′W / 39.483°N 88.183°W / 39.483; -88.183Coordinates: 39°29′N 88°11′W / 39.483°N 88.183°W / 39.483; -88.183
Country United States
State Illinois
County Coles
Established November 8, 1859
 • Total 37.91 sq mi (98.2 km2)
 • Land 37.19 sq mi (96.3 km2)
 • Water 0.72 sq mi (1.9 km2)  1.90%
Elevation 686 ft (209 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,916
 • Density 643.1/sq mi (248.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61912, 61920 62440
GNIS feature ID 0428790

Charleston Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,916 and it contained 9,497 housing units.[1] Eastern Illinois University is located in this township.


Charleston Township was named for one of its founders, Charles Morton.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.91 square miles (98.2 km2), of which 37.19 square miles (96.3 km2) (or 98.10%) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 1.90%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains fourteen cemeteries: Adkins, Chambers, Cossel, Fudge, Huckaba, Kickapoo, Lumbrick, Mound, Old Charleston, Roselawn, Salem, Stoner, Unity and Yocum.

Major highways[edit]


  • Coles County Fairgrounds
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Horse Racing Track

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Adjacent townships[edit]