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Embarrass Township, Edgar County, Illinois

Embarrass Township is one of fifteen townships in Edgar County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 620 and it contained 288 housing units.[2]

Embarrass Township
Location in Edgar County
Location in Edgar County
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Edgar County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°40′23″N 87°55′05″W / 39.67306°N 87.91806°W / 39.67306; -87.91806Coordinates: 39°40′23″N 87°55′05″W / 39.67306°N 87.91806°W / 39.67306; -87.91806
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 4, 1856
 • Total44.14 sq mi (114.3 km2)
 • Land44.14 sq mi (114.3 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
669 ft (204 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density14/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61917, 61933, 61943, 61944, 61949
FIPS code17-045-23958


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 44.14 square miles (114.3 km2), all land.[2]

Cities, towns, villagesEdit

Unincorporated townsEdit

Extinct townsEdit

  • Catfish
  • New Athens


The township contains these five cemeteries: Catfish, Catfish Point, Embarrass, Scott and Zimmerman. Shield cemetery lies on Coles county line, half in Embarrass township. Housel cemetery has records also.

Major highwaysEdit

Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • Ewing Landing Strip
  • Lamkey Landing Strip


Census Pop.
Est. 2016580[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districtsEdit

  • Kansas Community Unit School District 3
  • Oakland Community Unit School District 5
  • Shiloh Community Unit School District 1

Political districtsEdit


  • "Embarrass Township, Edgar 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 linksEdit