Leef Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Leef Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 558 ft (170.1 m)
Coordinates 38°51′51″N 89°39′36″W / 38.86417°N 89.66000°W / 38.86417; -89.66000Coordinates: 38°51′51″N 89°39′36″W / 38.86417°N 89.66000°W / 38.86417; -89.66000
Area 29.38 sq mi (76.1 km2)
 - land 29.26 sq mi (76 km2)
 - water 0.11 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 628 (2010)
Density 21.5/sq mi (8.3/km2)
Settled November 2, 1875
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Map highlighting Leef Township, Madison County, Illinois.svg
Location in Madison County
Location of Leef Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Leef Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 628 and it contained 246 housing units.[1]


Leef Township was named for the Swiss immigrant Jacob Leu, who anglicized his name to Leef.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.38 square miles (76.1 km2), of which 29.26 square miles (75.8 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.37%) 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. 562. 

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