Meacham Township, Marion County, Illinois

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Meacham Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Marion
Elevation 584 ft (178.0 m)
Coordinates 38°46′N 88°45′W / 38.767°N 88.750°W / 38.767; -88.750Coordinates: 38°46′N 88°45′W / 38.767°N 88.750°W / 38.767; -88.750
Area 36.66 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 - land 36.54 sq mi (95 km2)
 - water 0.12 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 375 (2010)
Density 10.3/sq mi (4.0/km2)
Settled November 4, 1873
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
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Location in Marion County
Location of Meacham Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Meacham Township is located in Marion County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 375 and it contained 167 housing units.[1]


Meacham Township (T4N R4E) is centered at 38°46'N 88°45'W (38.774, -88.754). Short portions of Interstate Route 57, State Route 37 and the East Fork of the Kaskaskia River cross the township's northwest corner. The north ends of Forbes Lake and Stephen A. Forbes State Park are located at its southern border. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.66 square miles (94.9 km2), of which 36.54 square miles (94.6 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.[1]

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  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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