Colfax Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Colfax Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°01′07″N 88°23′57″W / 40.01861°N 88.39917°W / 40.01861; -88.39917Coordinates: 40°01′07″N 88°23′57″W / 40.01861°N 88.39917°W / 40.01861; -88.39917
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94 km2)
 • Land36.29 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
689 ft (210 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density7.3/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-15482

Colfax Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 266 and it contained 116 housing units.[2]


Colfax Township formed from Tolono Township in 1869.[3]


Colfax is Township 18 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94 km2), of which 36.29 square miles (94.0 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[2]

Blue Mound, a glacial kame in Section 7, is the highest point in the township. A pole barn and a few trees are all that remain of the farmstead that once occupied the site.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains six cemeteries: Craw, Davis Memorial, Deadman's Grove, Dunkard, Dunn and Saint Boniface.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016264[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  • "Colfax Township, Champaign County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files

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