McClellan Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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McClellan Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°15′N 88°59′W / 38.250°N 88.983°W / 38.250; -88.983Coordinates: 38°15′N 88°59′W / 38.250°N 88.983°W / 38.250; -88.983
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jefferson
 • Total 35.69 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land 35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 430 ft (131 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 1,246
 • Density 35.2/sq mi (13.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62816, 62864, 62894, 62898
FIPS code 17-081-45512

McClellan Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,255 and it contained 534 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.69 square miles (92.4 km2), of which 35.64 square miles (92.3 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[2] The township is centered at 38°15'N 88°59'W (38.258,-89.986). It is traversed north-south by Interstate Route 57, from it to the east by Interstate 64 and from I-57 to the southwest by State Route 148.

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: Black, Rightnower, South Hickory Hill and Wolf Prairie.


The township contains several churches including:

  • South Hickory Hill Christian Church
  • West Long Prairie Christian Church
  • Marcoe Church
  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 1,246 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Waltonville Community Unit School District 1
  • McClellan Community Consolidated School District 12
  • Mt. Vernon Township High School
  • Rend Lake Junior College

Political districts[edit]


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