Prairieton Township, Christian County, Illinois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Prairieton Township
Location in Christian County
Location in Christian County
Christian County's location in Illinois
Christian County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°37′N 89°5′W / 39.617°N 89.083°W / 39.617; -89.083Coordinates: 39°37′N 89°5′W / 39.617°N 89.083°W / 39.617; -89.083
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyChristian
EstablishedNovember 7, 1865
Area
 • Total36.58 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Land36.57 sq mi (94.7 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.05%
Elevation
594 ft (181 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
430
 • Density12.3/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62510, 62550, 62567
FIPS code17-021-61730

Prairieton Township is one of seventeen townships in Christian County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 449 and it contained 176 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.58 square miles (94.7 km2), of which 36.57 square miles (94.7 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Adams, Bilyeu, Hayes and Jacobs.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016430[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Central A & M Community Unit School District 21
  • Meridian Community Unit School District 15
  • Taylorville Community Unit School District 3

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 87
  • State Senate District 44

References[edit]

  • "Prairieton Township, Christian County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]

Adjacent Townships[edit]