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
EstablishedNovember 4, 1856
 • Total35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
761 ft (232 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density86.1/sq mi (33.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61240, 61262, 61273, 61274
FIPS code17-073-80190

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.[2] 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.[2]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,981[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Orion Community Unit School District 223

Political districts[edit]


  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • "Western Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]