Charleston Township, Coles County, Illinois

Charleston Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23,916 and it contained 9,497 housing units.[2] Eastern Illinois University is located in this township.

Charleston Township
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°29′N 88°11′W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyColes
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
Area
  Total37.91 sq mi (98.2 km2)
  Land37.19 sq mi (96.3 km2)
  Water0.72 sq mi (1.9 km2)  1.90%
Elevation
686 ft (209 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
23,168
  Density643.1/sq mi (248.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61912, 61920 62440
FIPS code17-029-12580

History

Charleston Township was named for one of its founders, Charles Morton.[3]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.91 square miles (98.2 km2), of which 37.19 square miles (96.3 km2) (or 98.10%) is land and 0.72 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 1.90%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Cemeteries

The township contains fourteen cemeteries: Adkins, Chambers, Cossel, Fudge, Huckaba, Kickapoo, Lumbrick, Mound, Old Charleston, Roselawn, Salem, Stoner, Unity and Yocum.

Major highways

Landmarks

  • Coles County Fairgrounds
  • Eastern Illinois University
  • Horse Racing Track

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 201623,168[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

School districts

Political districts

References

  • "Charleston Township, Coles County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

Adjacent townships

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