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Button Township, Ford County, Illinois

Button Township
Township

Location in Ford County

Ford County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 40°26′54″N 87°59′36″W / 40.44833°N 87.99333°W / 40.44833; -87.99333Coordinates: 40°26′54″N 87°59′36″W / 40.44833°N 87.99333°W / 40.44833; -87.99333

Country United States
State Illinois
County Ford
Established December, 1864
Area
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88 km2)
 • Land 34.04 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.18%
Elevation 784 ft (239 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 281
 • Density 8.3/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60957, 60960
GNIS feature ID 0428746

Button Township is one of twelve townships in Ford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 281 and it contained 116 housing units.[1] The township was formed from a portion of Patton Township in December 1864.

History

Button Township was named for James Porter Button, who served as township supervisor, justice of the peace, and county treasurer.[2]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88 km2), of which 34.04 square miles (88.2 km2) (or 99.82%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.18%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns

Cemeteries

The township contains these three cemeteries: Mount Olivet, Pleasant Grove and Trickle Grove.

Major highways

  • Illinois Route 9

School districts

  • Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District 11
  • Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10

Political districts

References

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

External links

  • City-Data.com
  • Illinois State Archives
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