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West Township, Effingham County, Illinois

West Township

Location in Effingham County

Effingham County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 38°58′N 88°45′W / 38.967°N 88.750°W / 38.967; -88.750Coordinates: 38°58′N 88°45′W / 38.967°N 88.750°W / 38.967; -88.750

Country United States
State Illinois
County Effingham
Established November 6, 1860
 • Total 36.95 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Land 36.91 sq mi (95.6 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 467
 • Density 12.7/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62411, 62426, 62443, 62458, 62838
GNIS feature ID 0429910

West Township is one of fifteen townships in Effingham County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 467 and it contained 175 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township (T6N R4E) has a total area of 36.95 square miles (95.7 km2), of which 36.91 square miles (95.6 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Extinct towns

  • Gilmore


The township contains these five cemeteries: Beck William, Besing, Faulk, Kavanaugh and Mahon.

School districts

  • Altamont Community Unit School District 10
  • Effingham Community Unit School District 40
  • St Elmo Community Unit School District 202

Political districts

  • Illinois' 19th congressional district
  • State House District 102
  • State Senate District 51
  • Effingham County Board District G (Doug McCain (R), elected 2012; term expires 2014)
  • West Township elected officials elected on April 9, 2013 are: Supervisor, Scott A. Beal (R); Clerk, Eugene Logue (R); Highway Commissioner, Dennis Vaughn (D); Trustees: Wendell Alwardt (R), Mark Holland (D), Michael Runge (R), Iris Ashbaugh (R). Their term of office began May 20, 2013.


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

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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