Tyrone Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Tyrone Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′34″N 89°05′34″W / 37.99278°N 89.09278°W / 37.99278; -89.09278Coordinates: 37°59′34″N 89°05′34″W / 37.99278°N 89.09278°W / 37.99278; -89.09278
Country United States
State Illinois
County Franklin
Established November 4, 1884
 • Total 35.81 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Land 35.39 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 0.42 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.17%
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,653
 • Density 131.5/sq mi (50.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62812, 62822, 62825, 62865, 62891, 62983
GNIS feature ID 0429849

Tyrone Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,653 and it contained 2,202 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.81 square miles (92.7 km2), of which 35.39 square miles (91.7 km2) (or 98.83%) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 1.17%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Cook, Greenwood, Mulkeytown, Naylor, Old Mulkeytown, Reed and Ward.

Major highways[edit]



  • Christopher Lake
  • Izaac Walton Lake

School districts[edit]

Political districts[edit]

Historical Information[edit]

According to "The Heritage of Franklin County Illinois" by Susie M. Ramsey and Flossie P. Miller (1964), "Tyrone Township was named after an old steamboat. The first land entries were made by Levi Silkwood and John Kirkpatrick in 1831, and John Mulkey in 1833." (Pg. 16, 1993 Print Shop reprint edition)


  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. 
  • Ramsey, Susie M. and Flossie P. Miller. "The Heritage of Franklin County Illinois". (1964, Benton Evening News).

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