Benton Township, Lake County, Illinois
|Established||November 6, 1849|
|• Total||14.9 sq mi (38.5 km2)|
|• Land||14.6 sq mi (37.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)|
|Elevation||666 ft (203 m)|
|• Density||1,300/sq mi (490/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0428660|
Benton Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, United States, and includes all of the village of Winthrop Harbor, most of the village of Beach Park, and small portions of the cities of Zion and Waukegan. As of the 2010 census, its population was 18,951. Zion Township was formed from Benton Township on September 12, 1930.
Benton Township covers an area of 14.9 square miles (38.5 km2); of this, 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2) or 1.92 percent is water. Lakes in this township include Sand Pond. The streams of Bull Creek and Dead River run through this township.
Cities and towns
The township contains nine cemeteries: Benton Greenwood, Briggs Family, Buffalo Grove Catholic, Catholic, Colchester, County Line, Cranberry Lake, Pineview and Rosecrans.
Airports and landing strips
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Benton township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 18, 2012.