Eastern Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Eastern Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′47″N 88°45′40″W / 37.99639°N 88.76111°W / 37.99639; -88.76111Coordinates: 37°59′47″N 88°45′40″W / 37.99639°N 88.76111°W / 37.99639; -88.76111
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
 • Total36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Land36.13 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.25%
453 ft (138 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density16.1/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62860, 62890
FIPS code17-055-21735

Eastern Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 582 and it contained 267 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 36.13 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


The township contains these five cemeteries: Brady, Cook, Jones, Manion and Otterson.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016564[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10

Political districts[edit]


  • "Eastern 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

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