Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois

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Union Township
Location in Cumberland County
Location in Cumberland County
Cumberland County's location in Illinois
Cumberland County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°20′N 88°5′W / 39.333°N 88.083°W / 39.333; -88.083Coordinates: 39°20′N 88°5′W / 39.333°N 88.083°W / 39.333; -88.083
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1860
 • Total52.87 sq mi (136.9 km2)
 • Land52.77 sq mi (136.7 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.21%
610 ft (186 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density13.1/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61920, 62420, 62428
FIPS code17-035-76641

Union Township is one of eight townships in Cumberland County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 690 and it contained 313 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 52.87 square miles (136.9 km2), of which 52.77 square miles (136.7 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) (or 0.21%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]


The township contains these nine cemeteries: Bell, Decker, Garrett, Jack Oak, Long Point, Macedonia, Neal, Nebo and Union.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016673[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Casey-Westfield Community Unit School District 4c
  • Cumberland Community Unit School District 77

Political districts[edit]

  • State House District 110
  • State Senate District 55


  • "Union Township, Cumberland County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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Adjacent townships[edit]