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Ellington Township, Adams County, Illinois

Ellington Township is one of twenty-two townships in Adams County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,855 and it contained 1,097 housing units.[2] The southwest corner of the township is now part of Quincy Township.

Ellington Township
Location in Adams County
Location in Adams County
Adams County's location in Illinois
Adams County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°58′46″N 91°18′48″W / 39.97944°N 91.31333°W / 39.97944; -91.31333Coordinates: 39°58′46″N 91°18′48″W / 39.97944°N 91.31333°W / 39.97944; -91.31333
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
 • Total34.3 sq mi (89 km2)
 • Land34.27 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.09%
722 ft (220 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density83.3/sq mi (32.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62301, 62338, 62359
FIPS code17-001-23412


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.3 square miles (89 km2), of which 34.27 square miles (88.8 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated townsEdit

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


The township contains five cemeteries: Ellington Church, Kemp, Laughlin, Powell and Voorhees.

Major highwaysEdit

Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • Ellington Field
  • Mast Field


Census Pop.
Est. 20162,819[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districtsEdit

  • Community Unit School District 4
  • Quincy School District 172

Political districtsEdit

External linksEdit

  • "Ellington Township, Adams County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  • List of Adams County township trustees
  • Illinois State Archives