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Prairie Township, Edgar County, Illinois

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Prairie Township, Edgar County, Illinois

Prairie Township
Location in Edgar County
Location in Edgar County
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Edgar
Established November 4, 1856
 • Total 35.99 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land 35.98 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 273
 • Density 7.6/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61870, 61924
GNIS feature ID 0429595

Prairie Township is one of fifteen townships in Edgar County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 273 and it contained 125 housing units.[1]


  • Geography 1
    • Unincorporated towns 1.1
    • Extinct towns 1.2
    • Cemeteries 1.3
    • Major highways 1.4
    • Airports and landing strips 1.5
  • School districts 2
  • Political districts 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.99 square miles (93.2 km2), of which 35.98 square miles (93.2 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Illiana
  • Quaker
  • Raven


The township contains Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Rowe Airport

School districts

  • Edgar County Community Unit District 6
  • Georgetown-Ridge Farm Consolidated Unit School District 4

Political districts


  • "Prairie Township, Edgar County, Illinois".  
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  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
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