Cottonwood Township, Cumberland County, Illinois

Cottonwood Township is one of eight townships in Cumberland County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 521 and it contained 231 housing units.[2]

Cottonwood Township
Location in Cumberland County
Cumberland County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°21′N 88°15′W
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1860
  Total32.68 sq mi (84.6 km2)
  Land32.67 sq mi (84.6 km2)
  Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
640 ft (195 m)
  Density15.9/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62428, 62440, 62468, 62469
FIPS code17-035-16587


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 32.68 square miles (84.6 km2), of which 32.67 square miles (84.6 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[2] The Embarras River defines the township's eastern border.

Unincorporated towns


The township contains these three cemeteries: Haggins, Hutton and Tippett.

Airports and landing strips

  • Thornton Airport


Historical population
Est. 2016509[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Charleston Community Unit School District 1
  • Cumberland Community Unit School District 77
  • Neoga Community Unit School District 3

Political districts

  • State House District 109
  • State Senate District 55


  • "Cottonwood Township, Cumberland County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

Adjacent townships

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