East Oakland Township, Coles County, Illinois

East Oakland Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,388 and it contained 663 housing units.[2] The township changed its name from Oakland Township on May 7, 1860.

East Oakland Township
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°38′N 88°1′W
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
  Total39.33 sq mi (101.9 km2)
  Land39.25 sq mi (101.7 km2)
  Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.20%
659 ft (201 m)
  Density35.4/sq mi (13.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61912, 61943
FIPS code17-029-22138


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 39.33 square miles (101.9 km2), of which 39.25 square miles (101.7 km2) (or 99.80%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Extinct towns

  • Kings
  • Pinhook


The township contains six cemeteries: Bell, Berry, Fairview, Oak Grove, Rosedale and Shields.

Major highways


Historical population
Est. 20161,369[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

Political districts


  • "East Oakland 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
  1. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2016.

Adjacent townships

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