Mount Vernon Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Mount Vernon Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°21′N 88°52′W / 38.350°N 88.867°W / 38.350; -88.867Coordinates: 38°21′N 88°52′W / 38.350°N 88.867°W / 38.350; -88.867
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jefferson
 • Total 37.21 sq mi (96.4 km2)
 • Land 36.95 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.70%
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,374
 • Density 362/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62864, 62872
GNIS feature ID 0429410

Mount Vernon Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,374 and it contained 6,422 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.21 square miles (96.4 km2), of which 36.95 square miles (95.7 km2) (or 99.30%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 0.70%) is water.[1] The township is centered at 38°21′N 88°52′W (38.349,-88.859). It is traversed north-south by State Route 37, east-west by State Route 15, and diagonally across its southwest corner by State Route 142.

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 nine cemeteries: Atkinson, East Salem, Etheridge Farm, Hopewell, Oakwood, Old Union, Saint Mary's, Sursa and Williams.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center Heliport
  • Mount Vernon/Outland Airport

Political districts[edit]


  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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