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Brenton Township, Ford County, Illinois

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Brenton Township, Ford County, Illinois

Brenton Township

Location in Ford County

Ford County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 40°42′56″N 88°10′46″W / 40.71556°N 88.17944°W / 40.71556; -88.17944Coordinates: 40°42′56″N 88°10′46″W / 40.71556°N 88.17944°W / 40.71556; -88.17944

Country United States
State Illinois
County Ford
Established March 15, 1859
 • Total 36.02 sq mi (93.3 km2)
 • Land 36 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.06%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 973
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60921, 60955, 60959, 60962, 60968
GNIS feature ID 0428707

Brenton Township is one of twelve townships in Ford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 973 and it contained 436 housing units.[1] The township was originally called Stockton Township and was formed from a portion of Patton Township on March 15, 1859; the name was changed to Brenton Township on May 9, 1864.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.02 square miles (93.3 km2), of which 36 square miles (93 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages


The township contains Brewton Cemetery.

Major highways

  • US Route 24
  • Illinois Route 115

Airports and landing strips

  • Bradbury Airport

School districts

  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10
  • Prairie Central Community Unit School District 8
  • Tri Point Community Unit School District 6-J

Political districts


  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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