Watson Township, Effingham County, Illinois

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Watson Township
Map highlighting Watson Township, Effingham County, Illinois.svg
Location in Effingham County
Map of Illinois highlighting Effingham County.svg
Effingham County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°03′N88°31′W / 39.050°N 88.517°W / 39.050; -88.517 Coordinates: 39°03′N88°31′W / 39.050°N 88.517°W / 39.050; -88.517
Country United States
State Illinois
County Effingham
EstablishedNovember 6, 1860
Area
  Total35.83 sq mi (92.8 km2)
  Land35.83 sq mi (92.8 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
554 ft (169 m)
Population
  Estimate 
(2016) [1]
3,163
  Density89.1/sq mi (34.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62401, 62424, 62467, 62473
FIPS code 17-049-79254

Watson Township is one of fifteen townships in Effingham County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,193 and it contained 1,263 housing units. [2]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Effingham County, Illinois County in the United States

Effingham County is a county located in the southern part of the U.S. state Illinois. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,242. Its county seat and largest city is Effingham. Some other cities in Effingham County, Illinois include Altamont, Teutopolis (T-Town), Beecher City, Montrose, Dieterich, Shumway, Watson, Mason, Edgewood, Heartville, and Funkhouser. Effingham County comprises the Effingham, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Illinois State of the United States of America

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois is often noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population. The Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, and the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports. Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics.

Contents

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township (T7N R6E) has a total area of 35.83 square miles (92.8 km2), all land. [2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

Cemeteries

The township contains these five cemeteries: Immanuel Lutheran, Loy Chapel, Old Loy, Rinehart and Watson.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20163,163 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census [3]

School districts

Political districts

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  2. 1 2 "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
  3. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.