Tyrone Township, Franklin County, Illinois

Tyrone Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,653 and it contained 2,202 housing units.[2]

Tyrone Township
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°59′34″N 89°05′34″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
  Total35.81 sq mi (92.7 km2)
  Land35.39 sq mi (91.7 km2)
  Water0.42 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.17%
Elevation
469 ft (143 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
4,968
  Density131.5/sq mi (50.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62812, 62822, 62825, 62865, 62891, 62983
FIPS code17-055-76576

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.81 square miles (92.7 km2), of which 35.39 square miles (91.7 km2) (or 98.83%) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2) (or 1.17%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

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

Cemeteries

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Cook, Greenwood, Mulkeytown, Naylor, Old Mulkeytown, Reed and Ward.

Major highways

Rivers

Lakes

  • Christopher Lake
  • Izaac Walton Lake

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20164,968[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

Political districts

Historical Information

According to "The Heritage of Franklin County Illinois" by Susie M. Ramsey and Flossie P. Miller (1964), "Tyrone Township was named after an old steamboat. The first land entries were made by Levi Silkwood and John Kirkpatrick in 1831, and John Mulkey in 1833." (Pg. 16, 1993 Print Shop reprint edition)

References

  • "Tyrone Township, Franklin County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  • Ramsey, Susie M. and Flossie P. Miller. "The Heritage of Franklin County Illinois". (1964, Benton Evening News).
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