Martinton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

Martinton Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 943 and it contained 460 housing units.[2] Buchanan Township formed from a portion of Papineau Township, then known as Wygant Township, in September 1857; its name was changed to Martinton Township on an unknown date.

Martinton Township
Fields along U.S. Route 52, southwest of Martinton
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°54′04″N 87°44′18″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
EstablishedSeptember 1857
Area
  Total54.41 sq mi (140.9 km2)
  Land54.22 sq mi (140.4 km2)
  Water0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.35%
Elevation
623 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
904
  Density17.4/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60912, 60931, 60951, 60970
FIPS code17-075-47293

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 54.41 square miles (140.9 km2), of which 54.22 square miles (140.4 km2) (or 99.65%) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) (or 0.35%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Extinct towns

Cemeteries

The township contains these four cemeteries: Greentown, Mount Olivet, Old Burg and Teege.

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016904[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Donovan Community Unit School District 3
  • Iroquois County Community Unit School District 9

Political districts

References

  • "Martinton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
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