Elk Township, Jackson County, Illinois

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Elk Township
Township
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°54′11″N 89°12′19″W / 37.90306°N 89.20528°W / 37.90306; -89.20528Coordinates: 37°54′11″N 89°12′19″W / 37.90306°N 89.20528°W / 37.90306; -89.20528
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jackson
Established November 4, 1884
Area
 • Total 37.26 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Land 35.8 sq mi (93 km2)
 • Water 1.46 sq mi (3.8 km2)  3.92%
Elevation 367 ft (112 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,907
 • Density 53.3/sq mi (20.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62832, 62924, 62927, 62932, 62994
GNIS feature ID 0428951

Elk Township is one of sixteen townships in Jackson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,907 and it contained 873 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.26 square miles (96.5 km2), of which 35.8 square miles (93 km2) (or 96.08%) is land and 1.46 square miles (3.8 km2) (or 3.92%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these eight cemeteries: Davis, Davis Number 1, Dutch Hill, Elkville, Gill, Greer, Rees and Russian Orthodox.

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Campbell Lake
  • Fox Lake
  • Snider Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Du Quoin Community Unit School District 300
  • Elverado Community Unit School District 196

Political districts[edit]

References[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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