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Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

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Country  United States
Created  1856
Time zone  CST (UTC-6)
Population  3,428 (2010)
State  Illinois
Elevation  679 ft (207 m)
Local time  Sunday 2:31 AM
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ZIP codes  61811, 61831, 61832, 61834, 61858, 61865
Weather  1°C, Wind SE at 14 km/h, 77% Humidity
Points of interest  Lake Vermilion County P, Heron County Park, Kennekuk County Park

Blount Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,428 and it contained 1,475 housing units.

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Map of Blount Township, IL, USA

History

Blount Township was established in 1856 from portions of Newell and Pilot townships. It was originally named after John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate for president that year. Democrats objected, and the township was named after early settler Abraham Blount.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.72 square miles (134.0 km2), of which 51.36 square miles (133.0 km2) (or 99.30%) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) (or 0.70%) 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, Gordon, Higginsville, Johnson, New Salem, Newell Grove, Pentecost, Porter, Snider and Thurman.

    Major highways

  • U.S. Route 136
  • Illinois State Route 1
  • Airports and landing strips

  • Flying B Ranch Airport
  • Melody Field
  • School 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

    Blount Township, Vermilion County, Illinois Wikipedia


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