Godfrey Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Godfrey Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 604 ft (184.1 m)
Coordinates 38°57′37″N 90°13′24″W / 38.96028°N 90.22333°W / 38.96028; -90.22333Coordinates: 38°57′37″N 90°13′24″W / 38.96028°N 90.22333°W / 38.96028; -90.22333
Area 36.64 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 - land 34.64 sq mi (90 km2)
 - water 2 sq mi (5 km2)
Population 17,982 (2010)
Density 519.1/sq mi (200.4/km2)
Settled November 2, 1875
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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Location in Madison County
Location of Godfrey Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Godfrey Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 17,982 and it contained 7,708 housing units.[1] Godfrey Township is coterminous with the municipality of Godfrey, Illinois. It is one of two coterminous townships in Madison County and one of seventeen coterminous townships statewide.[2]


Godfrey Township is named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, an early settler and the township's largest landowner.[3][4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.64 square miles (94.9 km2), of which 34.64 square miles (89.7 km2) (or 94.54%) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (or 5.46%) 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. ^ Sohl, Shannon N.; Bannovetz, James M. (May 2014). "Too Many Governments in Illinois? What is the Impact on Townships?" (PDF). Policy Profiles. Northern Illinois University. 13 (1): 1–15. Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 139. 
  4. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 516. 

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