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
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Established November 4, 1884
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (95 km2)
 • Land 36.49 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.33%
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 476
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62836, 62860
GNIS feature ID 0429456

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.[1]


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.[1]

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]

School districts[edit]

  • Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10

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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