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Carbondale Township, Jackson County, Illinois


Carbondale Township, Jackson County, Illinois

Carbondale Township

Location in Jackson County

Jackson County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 37°43′48″N 89°12′35″W / 37.73000°N 89.20972°W / 37.73000; -89.20972Coordinates: 37°43′48″N 89°12′35″W / 37.73000°N 89.20972°W / 37.73000; -89.20972

Country United States
State Illinois
County Jackson
Established November 4, 1884
 • Total 38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land 37.41 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Water 0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)  1.99%
Elevation 400 ft (122 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,544
 • Density 789.7/sq mi (304.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62901, 62966
GNIS feature ID 0428760

Carbondale Township is one of sixteen townships in Jackson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 29,544 and it contained 14,341 housing units.[1] Southern Illinois University is located in this township.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.17 square miles (98.9 km2), of which 37.41 square miles (96.9 km2) (or 98.01%) is land and 0.76 square miles (2.0 km2) (or 1.99%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

  • Evergreen Terrace at 37°41′57″N 89°14′08″W / 37.699217°N 89.23564°W / 37.699217; -89.23564

    • Southern Hills at 37°42′14″N 89°12′38″W / 37.703939°N 89.210639°W / 37.703939; -89.210639 (This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

      Adjacent townships


      The township contains these six cemeteries: Dillinger, North County Line, Oakland, Snider Hill, Winchester and Woodlawn.

      Major highways

      • U.S. Route 51
      • Illinois Route 13

      Airports and landing strips

      • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Heliport


      • Campus Lake


      • Attucks Park
      • Evergreen Park
      • Southern Illinois Airport (southeast quarter)
      • The Crossings
      • University Mall

      School districts

      • Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186

      Political districts


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

      External links

      • Illinois State Archives
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