Willow Branch Township, Piatt County, Illinois

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Willow Branch Township
Location in Piatt County
Location in Piatt County
Piatt County's location in Illinois
Piatt County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°59′N 88°41′W / 39.983°N 88.683°W / 39.983; -88.683Coordinates: 39°59′N 88°41′W / 39.983°N 88.683°W / 39.983; -88.683
Country United States
State Illinois
County Piatt
 • Total 67.39 sq mi (174.5 km2)
 • Land 67.33 sq mi (174.4 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.09%
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 839
 • Density 12.5/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429938

Willow Branch Township is a township in Piatt County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 839 and it contained 355 housing units.[1]


Willow Branch Township changed its name from Liberty Township sometime around 1860.

The area is the site of a major archaeological site of the University of Illinois along the nearby Sangamon River of the homestead of Ira Sarlls, an early pioneer farmer to the area from New York[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 67.39 square miles (174.5 km2), of which 67.33 square miles (174.4 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[1] The streams of Wildcat Creek and Willow Branch run through this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Amenia

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains eight cemeteries: Ater, Cronninger, Pioneer, Stringtown, Van Meter, Warfield Family, West France and Willow Branch.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Norfleet Farms Airport


  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. ^ The Ira Sarlls site Illinois Archaeology Fever River Research, Springfield, IL http://www.illinoisarchaeology.com/Ira%20Sarlls%20Site.pdf

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