Greenup Township, Cumberland County, Illinois

Greenup Township is one of eight townships in Cumberland County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,413 and it contained 1,140 housing units.[2]

Greenup Township
Location in Cumberland County
Cumberland County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°13′N 88°9′W
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1860
  Total47.47 sq mi (122.9 km2)
  Land47.43 sq mi (122.8 km2)
  Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.06%
594 ft (181 m)
  Density50.9/sq mi (19.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62420, 62428, 62468
FIPS code17-035-31537


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 47.47 square miles (122.9 km2), of which 47.43 square miles (122.8 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[2] The Embarras River defines a portion of the township's western border.

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Block, Boots, Greenup, Harmony, Liberty Hill, Paul and Peach Orchard.

Major highways


Historical population
Est. 20162,374[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Casey-Westfield Community Unit School District 4c
  • Cumberland Community Unit School District 77
  • Jasper County Community Unit School District 1

Political districts

  • State House District 109
  • State Senate District 55


  • "Greenup 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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