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Western Township, Henry County, Illinois


Western Township, Henry County, Illinois

Western Township

Location in Henry County

Henry County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Henry
Established November 4, 1856
 • Total 35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land 35.46 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000000000000 km2)  0%
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,053
 • Density 86.1/sq mi (33.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61240, 61262, 61273, 61274
GNIS feature ID 0429913

Western Township is one of twenty-four townships in Henry County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,053 and it contained 1,240 housing units.[1] Western changed its name from Orion Township on April 13, 1857.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.46 square miles (91.8 km2), all land.[1]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

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

Adjacent townships


The township contains these two cemeteries: Orion Lutheran and Western Township.

Major highways

  • Interstate 74
  • U.S. Route 150

Airports and landing strips

  • Hughes RLA Airport

School districts

  • Orion Community Unit School District 223

Political districts


  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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