North Okaw Township, Coles County, Illinois

North Okaw Township is one of twelve townships in Coles County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 983 and it contained 377 housing units.[2] The Kaskaskia River flows through the township. The Cook Mills Consolidated oil field is within this township. The township changed its name from Okaw Township on May 7, 1860.

North Okaw Township
Location in Coles County
Coles County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°35′N 88°25′W
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
  Total54.41 sq mi (140.9 km2)
  Land54.37 sq mi (140.8 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.07%
653 ft (199 m)
  Density18.1/sq mi (7.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61910, 61911, 61931, 61938, 61951
FIPS code17-029-54014


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 54.41 square miles (140.9 km2), of which 54.37 square miles (140.8 km2) (or 99.93%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.07%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns

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


The township contains five cemeteries: Brann, Mount Zion, Pleasant Grove, Smith and Zoar.

Major highways


Historical population
Est. 2016955[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

Political districts


  • "North Okaw 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

Adjacent townships

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