Lamotte Township, Crawford County, Illinois

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Lamotte Township
The Stoner Site, an important archaeological site in the township
The Stoner Site, an important archaeological site in the township
Location in Crawford County
Location in Crawford County
Crawford County's location in Illinois
Crawford County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°00′53″N 87°37′12″W / 39.01472°N 87.62000°W / 39.01472; -87.62000Coordinates: 39°00′53″N 87°37′12″W / 39.01472°N 87.62000°W / 39.01472; -87.62000
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCrawford
EstablishedNovember 5, 1867
Area
 • Total51.41 sq mi (133.2 km2)
 • Land50.81 sq mi (131.6 km2)
 • Water0.59 sq mi (1.5 km2)  1.15%
Elevation
440 ft (134 m)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,971
 • Density40.3/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62451, 62454
FIPS code17-033-41833

Lamotte Township is one of ten townships in Crawford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,046 and it contained 995 housing units.[2] Its name changed from Palestine Township sometime before 1921.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.41 square miles (133.2 km2), of which 50.81 square miles (131.6 km2) (or 98.83%) is land and 0.59 square miles (1.5 km2) (or 1.15%) is water.[2] The Wabash River defines its eastern border.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Barbee, East Union, Green, Higgins, Kitchell, Neathery and Oak Grove.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Robinson Municipal Airport

Landmarks[edit]

  • Leaverton Park

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,971[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Hutsonville Community Unit School District 1
  • Palestine Community Unit School District 3
  • Robinson Community Unit School District 2
  • Oblong Community Unit School District 4

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Lamotte Township, Crawford County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]