East Oakland Township, Coles County, Illinois

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East Oakland Township
Location in Coles County
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°38′N 88°1′W / 39.633°N 88.017°W / 39.633; -88.017Coordinates: 39°38′N 88°1′W / 39.633°N 88.017°W / 39.633; -88.017
Country United States
State Illinois
County Coles
Established November 8, 1859
 • Total 39.33 sq mi (101.9 km2)
 • Land 39.25 sq mi (101.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.20%
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 1,369
 • Density 35.4/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61912, 61943
FIPS code 17-029-22138

East Oakland Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,388 and it contained 663 housing units.[2] The township changed its name from Oakland Township on May 7, 1860.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 39.33 square miles (101.9 km2), of which 39.25 square miles (101.7 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Kings
  • Pinhook


The township contains six cemeteries: Bell, Berry, Fairview, Oak Grove, Rosedale and Shields.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 1,369 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

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Adjacent townships[edit]