Western Township, Henry County, Illinois

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Western Township
Location in Henry County
Location in Henry County
Henry County's location in Illinois
Henry County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°22′21″N 90°22′38″W / 41.37250°N 90.37722°W / 41.37250; -90.37722Coordinates: 41°22′21″N 90°22′38″W / 41.37250°N 90.37722°W / 41.37250; -90.37722
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Henry
Established November 4, 1856
 • Total 35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land 35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,053
 • Density 86.1/sq mi (33.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61240, 61262, 61273, 61274
GNIS feature ID 0429913

Western Township is one of twenty-four townships in Henry County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,053 and it contained 1,240 housing units.[1] Western changed its name from Orion Township on April 13, 1857.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.46 square miles (91.8 km2), all land.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Orion Lutheran and Western Township.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Hughes RLA Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Orion Community Unit School District 223

Political districts[edit]


  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. 

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