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May Township, Christian County, Illinois

May Township
Township
Location in Christian County
Location in Christian County
Christian County's location in Illinois
Christian County's location in Illinois
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Christian
Established November 7, 1865
Area
 • Total 36.41 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land 36.34 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.19%
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,581
 • Density 43.5/sq mi (16.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62510, 62567, 62568
GNIS feature ID 0429342

May Township is one of seventeen townships in Christian County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,581 and it contained 668 housing units.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Cities, towns, villages 2.1
    • Unincorporated towns 2.2
    • Cemeteries 2.3
    • Major highways 2.4
    • Airports and landing strips 2.5
  • School districts 3
  • Political districts 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

May Township was established November 7, 1865,[2] as Smith Township, but was later changed to Howard, then Penn, and finally to May. References as to when the name changes happened have been lost.[3] It was named in honor of Colonel Charles May, of the artillery arm of the service in the Mexican-American War.[4]

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.41 square miles (94.3 km2), of which 36.34 square miles (94.1 km2) (or 99.81%) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) (or 0.19%) is water.[1]

The highest point in May Township is located approximately 20 feet south of the centerline of County Road 1600 North, at roughly 1816 East (.16 miles East of 1800 North Road, a/k/a Christian County Highway #7).

The May Township Road Department Office

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

Cemeteries

The township contains these four cemeteries: Fraley, Harris Number 2, Long and Tanner.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Anselm Landing Strip

School districts

  • Central A & M Community Unit School District 21
  • Taylorville Community Unit School District 3

Political districts

  • State House District 87
  • State House District 98
  • State Senate District 44
  • State Senate District 49

References

  • "May Township, Christian County, Illinois".  
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  • Illinois Atlas & Gazetteer; Third Edition, Second Printing; Copyright 2000 DeLorme; ISBN 0-89933-321-4; pp 62
  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/NameIndexLocalGovernmentsServlet
  3. ^ Christian County Fact Sheet
  4. ^ May Township history

External links

  • City-Data.com
  • Illinois State Archives
  • Township Officials of Illinois
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