Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Northern Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°05′07″N 88°45′31″W / 38.08528°N 88.75861°W / 38.08528; -88.75861Coordinates: 38°05′07″N 88°45′31″W / 38.08528°N 88.75861°W / 38.08528; -88.75861
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
 • Total36.6 sq mi (95 km2)
 • Land36.49 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.33%
492 ft (150 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62836, 62860
FIPS code17-055-53637

Northern Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 476 and it contained 195 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.49 square miles (94.5 km2) (or 99.70%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


The township contains these five cemeteries: Gilgal, Jacksonville, Macedonia, Middle Fork, Smith and Walnut Grove.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)467[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10

Political districts[edit]


  • "Northern Township, Franklin County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  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 2020-02-12. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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