Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois

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Foster Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Marion
Elevation 535 ft (163.1 m)
Coordinates 38°47′N 88°59′W / 38.783°N 88.983°W / 38.783; -88.983Coordinates: 38°47′N 88°59′W / 38.783°N 88.983°W / 38.783; -88.983
Area 35.55 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 - land 35.51 sq mi (92 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 379 (2010)
Density 10.7/sq mi (4.1/km2)
Settled November 4, 1873
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Map highlighting Foster Township, Marion County, Illinois.svg
Location in Marion County
Location of Foster Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

As of the 2010 census, its population was 379 and it contained 193 housing units.[1] Foster Township is mainly a farming community with corn, wheat and soy beans being the major crop. It no longer has towns or villages within its boundaries.


Foster Township (T4N R2E) is located in Marion County, Illinois. It is centered at 38°47'N 88°59'W (38.783, -88.981). It is located in the northern part of Marion County, bordering Fayette County on its north, and the townships of Kinmundy to its east, Tonti on its south, and Patoka to its west.

Wildlife includes deer, turkey, rabbits and raccoons and an occasional wolf or bear. The township consists of flat prairie on the north and west and timber and hills in the south and east.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.55 square miles (92.1 km2), of which 35.51 square miles (92.0 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]


There are nine cemeteries in the township:

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  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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