Butler Township, Vermilion County, Illinois


Butler Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Butler Township
settlement_type = Township
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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 = 1840

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area_total_km2 = 186.86
area_land_km2 = 186.86
area_water_km2 = 0
area_total_sq_mi = 72.15
area_land_sq_mi = 72.15
area_water_sq_mi = 0
area_water_percent = 0

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 1154
population_density_km2 = 6.2
population_density_sq_mi = 16

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elevation_m = 224
elevation_ft = 735
latd = 40
latm = 25
lats = 49
latNS = N
longd = 87
longm = 50
longs = 51
longEW = W

timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 60932, 60942, 60960, 60963, 61865
area_code = Area code 217
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Butler Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,154 [ [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=06000US1718310162&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en United States Census Bureau American FactFinder] ] .

History

The township was formed from a portion of Middlefork Township in 1840 and was named after General Benjamin F. Butler, a civil war hero.cite book
last = Stapp
first = Katherine
coauthors = W. I. Bowman
title = History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois
publisher = Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc.
year = 1968
location = Danville, Illinois
pages = p. 41
]

Geography

Butler Township covers an area of 72.15 square miles (186.86 square kilometers).

Cities and towns

* Rankin

Unincorporated towns

* East Lynn

Extinct towns

* Hustle
* Pellville
* Reilly

Adjacent townships

* Fountain Creek Township, Iroquois County (north)
* Lovejoy Township, Iroquois County (northeast)
* Grant Township (east)
* Ross Township (east)
* Middlefork Township (south)
* Kerr Township, Champaign County (southwest)
* Button Township, Ford County (west)
* Pigeon Grove Township, Iroquois County (northwest)

Cemeteries

The township contains three cemeteries: East Lynn, Pellville and Rankin.

Major highways

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Airports and landing strips

* Russells Airport

chool districts

* Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District 11
* Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10
* Rossville-Alvin Community Unit School District 7

Political districts

* Illinois' 15th congressional district
* State House District 105
* State Senate District 53

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/Butler-Vermilion-IL.html City-Data.com]
* [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/vermilion.html Illinois State Archives]


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