Foster Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Foster Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 548 ft (167.0 m)
Coordinates 38°57′46″N 90°05′59″W / 38.96278°N 90.09972°W / 38.96278; -90.09972Coordinates: 38°57′46″N 90°05′59″W / 38.96278°N 90.09972°W / 38.96278; -90.09972
Area 31.34 sq mi (81.2 km2)
 - land 30.86 sq mi (80 km2)
 - water 0.48 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 4,091 (2010)
Density 132.6/sq mi (51.2/km2)
Settled November 2, 1875
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Map highlighting Foster Township, Madison County, Illinois.svg
Location in Madison County
Location of Foster Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Foster Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,091 and it contained 1,663 housing units.[1]


Foster is the name of Oliver Foster, a pioneer settler and native of New Hampshire.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 31.34 square miles (81.2 km2), of which 30.86 square miles (79.9 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 0.48 square miles (1.2 km2) (or 1.53%) is water.[1]


  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. 
  2. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 512. 

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