Edgar Township, Edgar County, Illinois

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Edgar Township
Location in Edgar County
Location in Edgar County
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°44′20″N 87°42′05″W / 39.73889°N 87.70139°W / 39.73889; -87.70139Coordinates: 39°44′20″N 87°42′05″W / 39.73889°N 87.70139°W / 39.73889; -87.70139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Edgar
Established November 4, 1856
 • Total 55.31 sq mi (143.3 km2)
 • Land 55.31 sq mi (143.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 482
 • Density 8.7/sq mi (3.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61917, 61924, 61940, 61944
GNIS feature ID 0428941

Edgar Township is one of fifteen townships in Edgar County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 482 and it contained 210 housing units.[1] Previously named Bloomfield Township, it received its current name on May 9, 1857.


The township is rural, with no incorporated towns or villages. Several unincorporated hamlets (Edgar, Horace, and Bloomfield) are located in the township. The townhouse is located at Edgar. According to the 2010 census, it has a total area of 55.31 square miles (143.3 km2), all land.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Bloomfield
  • Horace
  • Wetzel


The township contains these six cemeteries: Bloomfield, Cherry Point, Franklin, Hoult, McKee and Scott.


The township is served by several major state and federal highways. US Route 36 forms the northern boundary of the township, while Illinois Route 1 and US Route 150 cuts a north-south path through the township. The Edgar County Airport is located in the southeast part of the township. CSX operates a north-south length of railroad track that connects Chrisman and Paris.


The township is served by three school districts: Shiloh Community Unit School District #1 [1], Chrisman-Scottland Community Unit School District #6 [2], and Crestwood Community Unit School District #4 [3].

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. 

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