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Orion Township, Fulton County, Illinois


Orion Township, Fulton County, Illinois

Orion Township

Location in Fulton County

Fulton County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 40°35′03″N 89°55′53″W / 40.58417°N 89.93139°W / 40.58417; -89.93139Coordinates: 40°35′03″N 89°55′53″W / 40.58417°N 89.93139°W / 40.58417; -89.93139

Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 36.83 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Land 36.47 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Water 0.36 sq mi (0.9 km2)  0.98%
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,195
 • Density 32.8/sq mi (12.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61520, 61533
GNIS feature ID 0429504

Orion Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,195 and it contained 518 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.83 square miles (95.4 km2), of which 36.47 square miles (94.5 km2) (or 99.02%) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) (or 0.98%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns

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


The township contains these four cemeteries: Breeds, Orendorff, Red School and Wolf.

Major highways

  • Illinois Route 9

School districts

  • Canton Union School District 66
  • Farmington Central Community Unit School District 265
  • Illini Bluffs Community Unit School District 327

Political districts


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

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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