Orion Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Orion Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°35′03″N 89°55′53″W / 40.58417°N 89.93139°W / 40.58417; -89.93139Coordinates: 40°35′03″N 89°55′53″W / 40.58417°N 89.93139°W / 40.58417; -89.93139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 36.83 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land 36.47 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.36 sq mi (0.9 km2)  0.98%
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 1,170
 • Density 32.8/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 61520, 61533
FIPS code 17-057-56588

Orion Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,195 and it contained 518 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.83 square miles (95.4 km2), of which 36.47 square miles (94.5 km2) (or 99.02%) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) (or 0.98%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these four cemeteries: Breeds, Orendorff, Red School and Wolf.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,170[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Canton Union School District 66
  • Farmington Central Community Unit School District 265
  • Illini Bluffs Community Unit School District 327

Political districts[edit]


  • "Orion Township, Fulton 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

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