Saline Township, Madison County, Illinois

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Saline Township
Country United States
State Illinois
County Madison
Elevation 499 ft (152.1 m)
Coordinates 38°47′12″N 89°39′23″W / 38.78667°N 89.65639°W / 38.78667; -89.65639Coordinates: 38°47′12″N 89°39′23″W / 38.78667°N 89.65639°W / 38.78667; -89.65639
Area 35.66 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 - land 34.39 sq mi (89 km2)
 - water 1.27 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 6,321 (2010)
Density 183.8/sq mi (71.0/km2)
Settled November 2, 1875
Supervisor Alvin Steiner[citation needed]
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Map highlighting Saline Township, Madison County, Illinois.svg
Location in Madison County
Location of Saline Township in Illinois
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Location of Illinois in the United States

Saline Township is located in Madison County, Illinois, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 6,321 and it contained 2,486 housing units.[1] Saline Township covers the northern part of Highland, most of Grantfork, and the Madison County portion of Pierron.[2] The government offices are in Woodcrest Drive in Highland.


Saline Township was named from the salinity of a salt well.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.66 square miles (92.4 km2), of which 34.39 square miles (89.1 km2) (or 96.44%) is land and 1.27 square miles (3.3 km2) (or 3.56%) is water.[1]


  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. 
  2. ^ "Saline Township Zoning: Madison County, IL" (PDF). Madison County Planning & Development. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Norton, William T. (1912). Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. The Lewis Publishing Co. p. 601. 

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