Rome Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Rome Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°26′N 88°59′W / 38.433°N 88.983°W / 38.433; -88.983Coordinates: 38°26′N 88°59′W / 38.433°N 88.983°W / 38.433; -88.983
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.31 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land36.25 sq mi (93.9 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.14%
528 ft (161 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density46/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62830, 62864, 62889, 62893, 62898
FIPS code17-081-65377

Rome Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,669 and it contained 771 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.31 square miles (94.0 km2), of which 36.25 square miles (93.9 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[2] The township is centered at 38°26'N 88°59'W (38.430, −88.976). It is traversed north-south by Interstate Route 57 and State Route 37.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Boyd, Boyd Farm, Ebenezer, Gilead, Jennings Farm, Little Grove and Pleasant Hill.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,654[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts[edit]


  • "Rome Township, Jefferson County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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