Papineau Township, Iroquois County, Illinois
Fields west of Beaverville
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
|Coordinates: 40°59′N 87°45′W|
|Established||November 6, 1855|
|• Total||29.66 sq mi (76.8 km2)|
|• Land||29.51 sq mi (76.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2) 0.51%|
|Elevation||614 ft (187 m)|
|• Density||16.9/sq mi (6.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
60912, 60951, 60964
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.
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.
Cities, towns, villages
The township contains these four cemeteries: Jones, Oak Ridge, Papineau and Saint Joseph.
- Donovan Community Unit School District 3
- Illinois' 15th congressional district
- State House District 79
- State Senate District 40
- "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
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.