Newell Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Newell Township, Vermilion County, Illinois
Newell Township
—  Township  —
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
 - Total 50.76 sq mi (131.46 km2)
 - Land 50.03 sq mi (129.57 km2)
 - Water 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)  1.44%
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 13,835
 - Density 276.5/sq mi (106.8/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 2000 census, its population was 13,835.[1]



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]


Newell Township covers an area of 50.76 square miles (131.5 km2); of this, 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) or 1.44 percent is water. The township contains much of Lake Vermilion.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Campbell
  • Denmark
  • Myersville
  • Newell
  • West Newell

Adjacent townships


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

Major highways

Airports and landing strips


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ Stapp, Katherine; W. I. Bowman (1968). History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc.. pp. 50. 

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