Ash Grove Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Ash Grove Township
Township
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°37′06″N 87°50′37″W / 40.61833°N 87.84361°W / 40.61833; -87.84361Coordinates: 40°37′06″N 87°50′37″W / 40.61833°N 87.84361°W / 40.61833; -87.84361
Country United States
State Illinois
County Iroquois
Established November 6, 1855
Area
 • Total 61.09 sq mi (158.2 km2)
 • Land 61.03 sq mi (158.1 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.10%
Elevation 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 731
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60924, 60926, 60953, 60955
GNIS feature ID 0428605

Ash Grove Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 731 and it contained 316 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

The first settler in the area that became Ash Grove Township was Robert Roberts, who arrived in 1833.[2] The township was formed when township government was adopted by the county in 1855.[3] Its current borders were established on September 15, 1868 when Fountain Creek Township was formed from a portion of Ash Grove Township.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 61.09 square miles (158.2 km2), of which 61.03 square miles (158.1 km2) (or 99.90%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.10%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Ash Grove, Cissna Park, Immanuel Lutheran, Saint John's Ash Grove, Saint Paul Lutheran and Schwer.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Redeker Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Cissna Park Community Unit School District 6
  • Crescent Iroquois Community Unit School District 249
  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10
  • Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  2. ^ Dowling 1968, p. 25.
  3. ^ Dowling 1968, p. 21.
  4. ^ Dowling 1968, p. 59.

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