Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois


Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Blount Township
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Location in Vermilion County


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Illinois
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Vermilion
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established_title = Created
established_date = 1856

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area_total_km2 = 133.98
area_land_km2 = 133.06
area_water_km2 = 0.92
area_total_sq_mi = 51.73
area_land_sq_mi = 51.37
area_water_sq_mi = 0.35
area_water_percent = 0.69

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 3325
population_density_km2 = 25
population_density_sq_mi = 64.7

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elevation_m = 207
elevation_ft = 679
latd = 40
latm = 12
lats = 50
latNS = N
longd = 87
longm = 42
longs = 09
longEW = W

timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 61811, 61831, 61832, 61834, 61858, 61865
area_code = 217
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 17-06678
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Blount Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 3,325 [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-CONTEXT=dt&-tree_id=4001&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=06000US1718306678&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en United States Census Bureau American FactFinder] ] .

History

Blount Township was established in 1856.

Geography

Blount Township covers an area of 51.73 square miles (133.98 square kilometers); of this, 0.35 square miles (0.92 square kilometers) or 0.69 percent is water. The northwestern portion of the county seat of Danville extends into the southeast portion of the township, as does a portion of Lake Vermilion.

Cities and towns

* Danville, the county seat (northwest edge)

Extinct towns

* Grumle Corner
* Higginsville
* Jamesburg
* Johnsonville
* Moore's Corner
* Snider
* Vernal

Adjacent townships

* South Ross Township (northeast)
* Newell Township (east)
* Danville Township (southeast)
* Catlin Township (south)
* Oakwood Township (southwest)
* Pilot Township (west)
* Middlefork Township (northwest)

Cemeteries

The township contains eleven cemeteries: Bethel, Dodson, Fairchild, Higginsville, Johnson, New Salem, Newell Grove, Pentecost, Porter, Snider and Thurman.

Major highways

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Airports and landing strips

* Flying B Ranch Airport
* Melody Field

chool districts

* Bismarck Henning Consolidated Unit School District
* Danville Community Consolidated School District 118
* Oakwood Community Unit School District 76

Political districts

* Illinois' 15th congressional district
* State House District 104
* State Senate District 52

References

* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)]
* [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2007/tgrshp2007.html United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles]

External links

* [http://www.us-counties.com/localgov/illinois.html US-Counties.com]
* [http://www.city-data.com/township/Blount-Vermilion-IL.html City-Data.com]
* [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/vermilion.html Illinois State Archives]


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