Middleport Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Middleport Township
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°49′01″N 87°42′29″W / 40.81694°N 87.70806°W / 40.81694; -87.70806Coordinates: 40°49′01″N 87°42′29″W / 40.81694°N 87.70806°W / 40.81694; -87.70806
Country United States
State Illinois
County Iroquois
Established November 6, 1855
 • Total 36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 36.39 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.25%
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 4,140
 • Density 120.2/sq mi (46.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60951, 60966, 60970
FIPS code 17-075-48814

Middleport Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,375 and it contained 2,099 housing units.[2] Middleport Township changed its name to Watseka Township in September 1863, but then changed back to Middleport Township on an unknown date.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.48 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 36.39 square miles (94.2 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

  • Watseka (the county seat) (north half)

Unincorporated towns[edit]


The township contains these five cemeteries: Chamberlain, Gard Army of the Republic, Lyman, Oak Hill and Roberts.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Songwood Inn Airport


  • Forest Park
  • Kay Park
  • Peters Park
  • Shagbark Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 4,140 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Donovan Community Unit School District 3
  • Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9

Political districts[edit]


External links[edit]