Benton Township, Franklin County, Illinois

Benton Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,972 and it contained 4,220 housing units.[2]

Benton Township
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′44″N 88°52′09″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
  Total36.72 sq mi (95.1 km2)
  Land36.12 sq mi (93.6 km2)
  Water0.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.61%
Elevation
387 ft (118 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
8,832
  Density248.4/sq mi (95.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62890, 62896
FIPS code17-055-05313

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.72 square miles (95.1 km2), of which 36.12 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 98.37%) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.61%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Groat
  • Logan
  • Smothersville

Cemeteries

The township contains these nine cemeteries: Baxter, County Farm, Drummond, Franklin, Masonic-Oddfellow, Memorial Park, New Union, Rea and Swofford.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Bessie RLA Airport

Lakes

  • Vernons Lake

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20168,832[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts

Notes

Adjacent townships

References

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