Neponset Township, Bureau County, Illinois

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Neponset Township
Location in Bureau County
Location in Bureau County
Bureau County's location in Illinois
Bureau County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°16′49″N 89°47′40″W / 41.28028°N 89.79444°W / 41.28028; -89.79444Coordinates: 41°16′49″N 89°47′40″W / 41.28028°N 89.79444°W / 41.28028; -89.79444
Country United States
State Illinois
County Bureau
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 36.15 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.14 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 742
 • Density 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61314, 61345
GNIS feature ID 0429426

Neponset Township is one of twenty-five townships in Bureau County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 742 and it contained 339 housing units.[1] Neponset Township changed its name from Brawby Township on March 5, 1866.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.15 square miles (93.6 km2), of which 36.14 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

The southern and eastern parts of the township form part of the Illinois River watershed, the headwaters of Spoon River arising in the northeast portion of the township. The northwest portion of Neponset township is drained by Mud Creek which flows into Green River, itself a tributary of the Rock River.



The township contains these two cemeteries: Floral Hill and Neponset.

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School districts[edit]

  • Bureau Valley Community Unit School District 340
  • Neponset Community Consolidated District 307
  • Wethersfield Community Unit School District 230

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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