Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Elk Prairie Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°10′N 88°59′W / 38.167°N 88.983°W / 38.167; -88.983Coordinates: 38°10′N 88°59′W / 38.167°N 88.983°W / 38.167; -88.983
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jefferson
 • Total 36.66 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land 27.47 sq mi (71.1 km2)
 • Water 9.19 sq mi (23.8 km2)  25.07%
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 725
 • Density 26.4/sq mi (10.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62816, 62846, 62883, 62894
GNIS feature ID 0428955

Elk Prairie Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 725 and it contained 350 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.66 square miles (94.9 km2), of which 27.47 square miles (71.1 km2) (or 74.93%) is land and 9.19 square miles (23.8 km2) (or 25.07%) is water.[1] The township is centered at 38°10'N 88°59'W (38.170,-88.987).

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Abner, Clampet, Mason and Old Baptist.

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School districts[edit]

  • Waltonville Community Unit School District 1

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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