Paris Township, Edgar County, Illinois

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Paris Township
Location in Edgar County
Location in Edgar County
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°37′50″N 87°42′34″W / 39.63056°N 87.70944°W / 39.63056; -87.70944Coordinates: 39°37′50″N 87°42′34″W / 39.63056°N 87.70944°W / 39.63056; -87.70944
Country United States
State Illinois
County Edgar
Established November 4, 1856
 • Total 45.39 sq mi (117.6 km2)
 • Land 44.98 sq mi (116.5 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)  0.88%
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,865
 • Density 219.3/sq mi (84.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61944
GNIS feature ID 0429528

Paris Township is one of fifteen townships in Edgar County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,865 and it contained 4,763 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 45.39 square miles (117.6 km2), of which 44.98 square miles (116.5 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (or 0.88%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Harris


The township contains these five cemeteries: Conkey, Edgar, Paris Memorial Gardens, Redmon and Saint Marys.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Paris Community Hospital Heliport
  • Stewart Airport


Paris Township contains six schools: Carolyn Wenz Elementary School Crestwood School Mayo Middle School Memorial Elementary School, Paris Cooperative High School Saint Mary's School

Public School districts[edit]

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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