Harwood Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Harwood Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 88°03′06″W / 40.36333°N 88.05167°W / 40.36333; -88.05167Coordinates: 40°21′48″N 88°03′06″W / 40.36333°N 88.05167°W / 40.36333; -88.05167
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyChampaign
EstablishedSeptember 1869
Area
 • Total36.86 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Land36.85 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
632
 • Density16.9/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-33422

Harwood Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 623 and it contained 282 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Harwood Township formed from Ludlow Township as Sheldon Township in September, 1869. Then the name was changed to Shuck Township on an unknown date, then to Harwood Township on February 22, 1870.

Geography[edit]

Harwood is Township 22 North, Range 10 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.86 square miles (95.5 km2), of which 36.85 square miles (95.4 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[2]

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains six cemeteries: Harwood Chapel, Heater, Hitz Family, Holy Sepulchre, Holy Sepulchre and Huffman.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016632[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

References[edit]

  • "Harwood Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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