Canton Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Canton Township
Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°34′54″N 90°02′47″W / 40.58167°N 90.04639°W / 40.58167; -90.04639Coordinates: 40°34′54″N 90°02′47″W / 40.58167°N 90.04639°W / 40.58167; -90.04639
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fulton
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land 34.74 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  2.53%
Elevation 676 ft (206 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15,703
 • Density 452.1/sq mi (174.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61427, 61520, 61531
GNIS feature ID 0428758

Canton Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,703 and it contained 6,376 housing units.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.64 square miles (92.3 km2), of which 34.74 square miles (90.0 km2) (or 97.47%) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 2.53%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Greenwood, Hanson, Johnson, Norris, Saint Josephs, Saint Marys and White Chapel.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Ingersoll Airport

Lakes[edit]

  • Van Winkle Lake

Landmarks[edit]

  • Big Creek Park
  • Graham Hosp

School districts[edit]

  • Canton Union School District 66

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. 

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