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Wheatland Township, Fayette County, Illinois

Wheatland Township

Location in Fayette County

Fayette County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 38°57′21″N 88°51′34″W / 38.95583°N 88.85944°W / 38.95583; -88.85944Coordinates: 38°57′21″N 88°51′34″W / 38.95583°N 88.85944°W / 38.95583; -88.85944

Country United States
State Illinois
County Fayette
Established November 9, 1859
 • Total 36.73 sq mi (95.1 km2)
 • Land 36.69 sq mi (95.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 584 ft (178 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 62418, 62458, 62838, 62857, 62880
GNIS feature ID 0429925

Wheatland Township is one of twenty townships in Fayette County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 467 and it contained 246 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.73 square miles (95.1 km2), of which 36.69 square miles (95.0 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns


The township contains these five cemeteries: German Reformed, Lovett, Old Loogootee, Sidener and Stein.

Major highways

  • Interstate 70
  • Illinois Route 185

School districts

  • Brownstown Community Unit School District 201
  • Saint Elmo Community Unit School District 202

Political districts


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

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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