Dundee Township, Kane County, Illinois

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Dundee Township
Township
Location in Kane County
Location in Kane County
Kane County's location in Illinois
Kane County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°06′32″N 088°17′51″W / 42.10889°N 88.29750°W / 42.10889; -88.29750Coordinates: 42°06′32″N 088°17′51″W / 42.10889°N 88.29750°W / 42.10889; -88.29750
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kane
Area
 • Total 35.96 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land 35.03 sq mi (90.7 km2)
 • Water 0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)  2.59%
Elevation[1] 817 ft (249 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 64,167
 • Density 1,831.8/sq mi (707.3/km2)
FIPS code 17-21046[2]
GNIS feature ID 0428917

Dundee Township occupies the 6-mile (9.7 km) square in the Northeast corner of Kane County, Illinois. It includes West and East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Algonquin. It is divided by the Fox River.

As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,167 and it contained 21,635 housing units.[3]

History[edit]

Dundee Township is named after Dundee, New York.[4]

Historically, industry and residential areas straddled the river, with most of the land on the western half of the township devoted to agriculture. Today, the township has become predominantly a suburb of Chicago.

The township's history is documented by the Dundee Township Historical Society, and parts of Carpentersville and East and West Dundee are recognized as the Dundee Township Historic District. The Milk Pail Restaurant east of East Dundee is also considered a historic site.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.96 square miles (93.1 km2), of which 35.03 square miles (90.7 km2) (or 97.41%) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) (or 2.59%) is water.[3] It is located at 42.111813 N, 88.286978 W.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a four-person elected Board of Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 553 Barrington Ave. East Dundee, IL.

In addition to the township government, two other entities serve an area that approximates the Township. The Dundee Township Park District administers 564 acres (2.28 km2) of parks, two golf courses and two swimming pools. The Dundee Township Library District operates a library in East Dundee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 110. 

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