Sidney Township, Champaign County, Illinois

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Sidney Township
Location in Champaign County
Location in Champaign County
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Champaign County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 88°03′59″W / 40.01056°N 88.06639°W / 40.01056; -88.06639Coordinates: 40°00′38″N 88°03′59″W / 40.01056°N 88.06639°W / 40.01056; -88.06639
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 8, 1859
 • Total36.44 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Land36.32 sq mi (94.1 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.33%
669 ft (204 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density47.7/sq mi (18.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-019-69888

Sidney Township is a township in Champaign County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,733 and it contained 715 housing units.[2]


Sidney is Township 18 North, Range 10 East of the Third Principal Meridian.

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.44 square miles (94.4 km2), of which 36.32 square miles (94.1 km2) (or 99.67%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 0.33%) is water.[2] The stream of Rush Branch runs through this township; the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River winds its way through the northern sections of the township. Frito-Lay has a large corn handling facility located in section 12 (40°1′50″N 88°1′34″W / 40.03056°N 88.02611°W / 40.03056; -88.02611) along the county highway between Sidney and Homer; it sits near a major Norfolk Southern east-west rail line.

Map of Sidney Township

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains six cemeteries: Bliss, Boys Family, Brownfield, Brumley, Lynn Grove and Mount Hope.

Grain Elevators[edit]

Block elevators. Two elevators (Section 33) were built along the Chicago and Eastern Illinois—Union Pacific railroad. Isaac Cole Grain and Coal operated a wooden elevator there in 1913.

Deers elevator (Section 6) was built along the Wabash—Norfolk Southern railroad spur, and was operated by Dryer and Burt Grain and Coal in 1913; the railroad spur and elevator are both gone.

Sidney elevator (Section 16) was built along the Wabash—Norfolk Southern railroad, and was operated by Isaac Cole Grain and Coal in 1913; Sidney Grain Company in 1929.


George Akers built a water powered mill on the Salt Fork in Section 2 before 1850.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Justus Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,708[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


  • "Sidney 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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