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South Fork Township, Christian County, Illinois

South Fork Township

Location in Christian County

Christian County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Christian
Established November 7, 1865
 • Total 65.79 sq mi (170.4 km2)
 • Land 62.13 sq mi (160.9 km2)
 • Water 3.67 sq mi (9.5 km2)  5.58%
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,788
 • Density 44.9/sq mi (17.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62517, 62531, 62540, 62546, 62558, 62568, 62570
GNIS feature ID 0429766

South Fork Township is one of seventeen townships in Christian County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,788 and it contained 1,309 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 65.79 square miles (170.4 km2), of which 62.13 square miles (160.9 km2) (or 94.44%) is land and 3.67 square miles (9.5 km2) (or 5.58%) is water.[1] The township contains Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area.

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns


The township contains these three cemeteries: Achenback Lutheran, Bethany and Finley.

Major highways

  • Illinois Route 104

School districts

  • Edinburg Community Unit School District 4
  • Morrisonville Community Unit School District 1
  • Pawnee Community Unit School District 11
  • South Fork School District 14
  • Taylorville Community Unit School District 3

Political districts

  • State House District 98
  • State Senate District 49


  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. 

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
  • Township Officials of Illinois
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