Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois

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Downers Grove Township
Township
Location in DuPage County
Location in DuPage County
DuPage County's location in Illinois
DuPage County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°45′15″N 87°58′32″W / 41.75417°N 87.97556°W / 41.75417; -87.97556Coordinates: 41°45′15″N 87°58′32″W / 41.75417°N 87.97556°W / 41.75417; -87.97556
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County DuPage
Settled November 6, 1849
Government
 • Supervisor Frank J. Wurster (R)
Area
 • Total 50.93 sq mi (131.9 km2)
 • Land 49.56 sq mi (128.4 km2)
 • Water 1.36 sq mi (3.5 km2)  2.67%
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 146,795
 • Density 2,961.9/sq mi (1,143.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60439, 60480, 60514-60517, 60521, 60523, 60527, 60559, 60561
GNIS feature ID 0428909

Downers Grove Township is one of nine townships in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 146,795 and it contained 60,438 housing units.[1] It is the largest township in the county, both in terms of area and population.

History[edit]

Downers Grove Township is named for Pierce Downer, who settled in the neighborhood about 1830.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 50.93 square miles (131.9 km2), of which 49.56 square miles (128.4 km2) (or 97.31%) is land and 1.36 square miles (3.5 km2) (or 2.67%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these ten cemeteries: Cass, Clarendon Hills, Downers Grove, Fullersburg, Hinsdale Animal, Oak Hill, Pierce Downer, Saint Johns Lutheran, Saint Mary of Gostyn and Saint Patricks Catholic.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Argonne Heliport
  • Brookridge Airport
  • Darien-Woodridge Fire Department Heliport
  • Madison Avenue Venture Heliport
  • Midwest Heliport

Rivers[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Bruce Lake
  • Golfview Lake
  • Maple Lake
  • Picadilly Lake
  • Ruth Lake

Landmarks[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Westmont Community Unit School District 201

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108. 

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