Browning Township, Franklin County, Illinois

Browning Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,450 and it contained 1,184 housing units.[2]

Browning Township
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′25″N 88°58′58″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
  Total36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2)
  Land35.79 sq mi (92.7 km2)
  Water0.69 sq mi (1.8 km2)  1.89%
Elevation
381 ft (116 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
2,396
  Density68.5/sq mi (26.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62819, 62822, 62865, 62884, 62891
FIPS code17-055-08940

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.48 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 35.79 square miles (92.7 km2) (or 98.11%) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 1.89%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

Rend City

Extinct towns

  • Hickory Corners

Cemeteries

The township contains eleven cemeteries. These are: Browning, Grammer, Harrison, Hickory Corners, Knight, Moser, Mount Pleasant, Saint Joseph, Saint Marys, Smith and Wayman.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Benton Municipal Airport

Landmarks

  • Benton City Park

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20162,396[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Christopher Community Unit School District 99
  • Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196

Political districts

References

  • "Browning Township, Franklin County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
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