Grand Prairie Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Grand Prairie Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°26′N 89°5′W / 38.433°N 89.083°W / 38.433; -89.083Coordinates: 38°26′N 89°5′W / 38.433°N 89.083°W / 38.433; -89.083
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jefferson
 • Total 36.29 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land 36.18 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.30%
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 909
 • Density 25.1/sq mi (9.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62801, 62830, 62877, 62893, 62898
GNIS feature ID 0429066

Grand Prairie Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 909 and it contained 391 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township (T1S R1E) has a total area of 36.29 square miles (94.0 km2), of which 36.18 square miles (93.7 km2) (or 99.70%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.30%) 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]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Fouts, Gaston, Gilead and Piskey.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Prairie Airport


  • Superior Lake

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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