Newcomb Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Newcomb Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°16′14″N 88°24′26″W / 40.27056°N 88.40722°W / 40.27056; -88.40722Coordinates: 40°16′14″N 88°24′26″W / 40.27056°N 88.40722°W / 40.27056; -88.40722
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
 • Total36.37 sq mi (94.2 km2)
 • Land36.22 sq mi (93.8 km2)
 • Water0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.41%
738 ft (225 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density35.7/sq mi (13.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-52376

Newcomb Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,292 and it contained 492 housing units.[2]


Newcomb is Township 21 North, Range 7 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.37 square miles (94.2 km2), of which 36.22 square miles (93.8 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[2] Illinois Route 47 crosses the township from north to south. U.S. Route 136 forms the northern boundary. The historically registered Hazen Bridge crosses the Sangamon River in the eastern part of this township.

Cities and towns[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,291[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Natural gas storage area[edit]

Peoples Gas Manlove Field Natural gas storage area. In the foreground is one onf the numerous wells in the area with the LNG plant and tanks in the background.

Though the township is mostly farmland, it also contains the Manlove Field Natural gas storage area operated by Peoples Gas Light & Coke Company.(40°14′33″N 088°25′17″W / 40.24250°N 88.42139°W / 40.24250; -88.42139) The storage facility is an underground aquifer opened in 1966 capable of storing around 150 billion cubic feet (4.2×109 m3)[1] of natural gas for delivery to the Chicago area via connected pipelines. Peoples gas holds property easements covering around 32,000 acres (129.5 km2) for the storage facility and co-located liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant.[2]


The township contains three cemeteries: Naylor, Shiloh and Willowbrook.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Furtney Airport


  • "Newcomb 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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