Ora Township, Jackson County, Illinois

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Ora Township
Location in Jackson County
Location in Jackson County
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Jackson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°54′40″N 89°25′31″W / 37.91111°N 89.42528°W / 37.91111; -89.42528Coordinates: 37°54′40″N 89°25′31″W / 37.91111°N 89.42528°W / 37.91111; -89.42528
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
 • Total36.73 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land36.63 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.27%
453 ft (138 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62274, 62907, 62966, 62994
FIPS code17-077-56276

Ora Township is one of sixteen townships in Jackson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 514 and it contained 210 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.73 square miles (95.1 km2), of which 36.63 square miles (94.9 km2) (or 99.73%) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (or 0.27%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these eight cemeteries: Birkner, Creek Paum, Ditzler, Graff, Joubert, King, Underwood and Williamson.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016502[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Elverado Community Unit School District 196
  • Trico Community Unit School District 176

Political districts[edit]


  • "Ora Township, Jackson County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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