Papineau Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Papineau Township
Fields west of Beaverville
Fields west of Beaverville
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°59′N 87°45′W / 40.983°N 87.750°W / 40.983; -87.750Coordinates: 40°59′N 87°45′W / 40.983°N 87.750°W / 40.983; -87.750
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 6, 1855
 • Total29.66 sq mi (76.8 km2)
 • Land29.51 sq mi (76.4 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.51%
614 ft (187 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density16.9/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60912, 60951, 60964
FIPS code17-075-57589

Papineau Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 499 and it contained 204 housing units.[2]

Originally named Weygandt by early Dutch settlers, the township name was changed in 1862 by later French-Canadian settlers to Papineau, after the Québec nationalist hero of the 1830s Louis-Joseph Papineau.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.66 square miles (76.8 km2), of which 29.51 square miles (76.4 km2) (or 99.49%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.51%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Jones, Oak Ridge, Papineau and Saint Joseph.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016476[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Donovan Community Unit School District 3

Political districts[edit]


  • "Papineau Township, Iroquois 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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