Clarion Township, Bureau County, Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Clarion Township
Location in Bureau County
Location in Bureau County
Bureau County's location in Illinois
Bureau County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°32′16″N 89°13′31″W / 41.53778°N 89.22528°W / 41.53778; -89.22528Coordinates: 41°32′16″N 89°13′31″W / 41.53778°N 89.22528°W / 41.53778; -89.22528
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bureau
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 35.35 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Land 35.35 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 421
 • Density 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61330, 61342
GNIS feature ID 0428814

Clarion Township is one of twenty-five townships in Bureau County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 421 and it contained 162 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.35 square miles (91.6 km2), all land.[1]


Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)Both locations were railroad stations with no residential buildings immediately adjacent. Clarion was a station on what is now the Burlington Northern mainline a few miles southwest of Mendota. No siding or any visible sign of a station exists--and has not since at least 1950. Wendel station was on a Burlington Northern branch line about four miles west of Mendota. A grain elevator (at one time operated by the Wendel family) was the only structure other than nearby farmsteads. The branch railroad was abandoned and all rails removed circa 1975.


The township contains these five cemeteries: Clarion Lutheran, Erbes, German Evangelical, Hetzler and Hill.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Ivan E Bauer Heliport
  • Keutzer Airport
  • Otterbach Farm Airport

School districts[edit]

  • La Moille Community Unit School District 303
  • Mendota Elementary District 289
  • Mendota High School District 280

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]