Papineau Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

Papineau Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 499 and it contained 204 housing units.[2]

Papineau Township
Fields west of Beaverville
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°59′N 87°45′W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
EstablishedNovember 6, 1855
Area
  Total29.66 sq mi (76.8 km2)
  Land29.51 sq mi (76.4 km2)
  Water0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.51%
Elevation
614 ft (187 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
476
  Density16.9/sq mi (6.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60912, 60951, 60964
FIPS code17-075-57589

Originally named Weygandt by early Dutch settlers, the township name was changed in 1862 by later French-Canadian settlers to Papineau, after the Québec nationalist hero of the 1830s Louis-Joseph Papineau.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 29.66 square miles (76.8 km2), of which 29.51 square miles (76.4 km2) (or 99.49%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.51%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Cemeteries

The township contains these four cemeteries: Jones, Oak Ridge, Papineau and Saint Joseph.

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016476[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Donovan Community Unit School District 3

Political districts

References

  • "Papineau 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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