Eastern Township, Franklin County, Illinois

Eastern Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 582 and it contained 267 housing units.[2]

Eastern Township
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′47″N 88°45′40″W
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
  Total36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
  Land36.13 sq mi (93.6 km2)
  Water0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.25%
453 ft (138 m)
  Density16.1/sq mi (6.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62860, 62890
FIPS code17-055-21735


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2), of which 36.13 square miles (93.6 km2) (or 99.75%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 0.25%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)


The township contains these five cemeteries: Brady, Cook, Jones, Manion and Otterson.

Major highways


Historical population
Est. 2016564[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Hamilton County Community Unit School District 10

Political districts


  • "Eastern 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
  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.
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