Newell Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 87°35′01″W / 40.21028°N 87.58361°W / 40.21028; -87.58361
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Newell Township
Location in Vermilion County
Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 87°35′01″W / 40.21028°N 87.58361°W / 40.21028; -87.58361
CountryUnited States
 • Total50.71 sq mi (131.3 km2)
 • Land49.98 sq mi (129.4 km2)
 • Water0.73 sq mi (1.9 km2)  1.44%
692 ft (211 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density279.5/sq mi (107.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-183-52454

Newell Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,969 and it contained 6,768 housing units.[2]


The first sale of land in this area was in 1824 to Obadiah Le Neve, who settled here just before Christmas of that year. It was not until 1851 that the county was divided up into its first eight townships, and Newell Township was one of those. It was named for Squire James Newell, the first Justice of the Peace for the area. [3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.71 square miles (131.3 km2), of which 49.98 square miles (129.4 km2) (or 98.56%) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 1.44%) is water.[2] The township contains much of Lake Vermilion.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Campbell
  • Denmark
  • Myersville
  • Newell
  • West Newell

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these cemeteries: Bryley, Farmers Chapel, Huffman, Lamb, Leonard, Rose, Springhill, Sunset Memorial and Walnut Corner.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]


Historical population
2016 (est.)13,371[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  3. ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 50.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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