Newell_Township,_Vermilion_County,_Illinois

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Newell Township
Township
Location in Vermilion County
Location in Vermilion County
Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 87°35′01″W / 40.21028°N 87.58361°W / 40.21028; -87.58361Coordinates: 40°12′37″N 87°35′01″W / 40.21028°N 87.58361°W / 40.21028; -87.58361
Country United States
State Illinois
County Vermilion
Created 1851
Area
 • Total 50.71 sq mi (131.3 km2)
 • Land 49.98 sq mi (129.4 km2)
 • Water 0.73 sq mi (1.9 km2)  1.44%
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,969
 • Density 279.5/sq mi (107.9/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429435

Newell Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 13,969 and it contained 6,768 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

The first sale land in this area was in 1824 to Obadiah Le Neve, who settled here just before Christmas of that year. It was not until 1851 that the county was divided up into its first eight townships, and Newell Township was one of those. It was named for Squire James Newell, the first Justice of the Peace for the area. [2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.71 square miles (131.3 km2), of which 49.98 square miles (129.4 km2) (or 98.56%) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 1.44%) is water.[1] The township contains much of Lake Vermilion.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Campbell
  • Denmark
  • Myersville
  • Newell
  • West Newell

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these cemeteries: Bryley, Farmers Chapel, Huffman, Lamb, Leonard, Rose, Springhill, Sunset Memorial and Walnut Corner.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc. p. 50. 

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