Philo Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Philo Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 88°10′55″W / 40.01056°N 88.18194°W / 40.01056; -88.18194Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 88°10′55″W / 40.01056°N 88.18194°W / 40.01056; -88.18194
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyChampaign
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
Area
 • Total36.66 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Land36.66 sq mi (94.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
682 ft (208 m)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,927
 • Density53.3/sq mi (20.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-59546

Philo Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,954 and it contained 756 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Philo Township changed its name from Hale Township on April 30, 1860.

Geography[edit]

Philo is Township 18 North, Range 9 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.66 square miles (94.9 km2), all land.[2]

Cities and towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains five cemeteries: Calvary, Captain Davidson, Champain County Poor Farm, Locust Grove and Loeffler.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,927[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

References[edit]

  • "Philo Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

External links[edit]