Ganeer Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Ganeer Township
Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°09′19″N 87°42′41″W / 41.15528°N 87.71139°W / 41.15528; -87.71139Coordinates: 41°09′19″N 87°42′41″W / 41.15528°N 87.71139°W / 41.15528; -87.71139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established May 9, 1853
Government
 • Supervisor Michael Hemphil
Area
 • Total 40.25 sq mi (104.2 km2)
 • Land 39.92 sq mi (103.4 km2)
 • Water 0.34 sq mi (0.9 km2)  0.84%
Elevation 614 ft (187 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,215
 • Density 80.5/sq mi (31.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60901, 60914, 60940, 60954, 60964
GNIS feature ID 0429038

Ganeer Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,215 and it contained 1,411 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Ganeer Township came into being on February 15, 1859. The township was excised from land in Momence Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 40.25 square miles (104.2 km2), of which 39.92 square miles (103.4 km2) (or 99.18%) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these four cemeteries: Momence, Mount Airy, Saint George and Saint Patricks.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Saint George Airport

Government[edit]

The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 120 West Washington, Momence, IL 60954.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Manteno Community Unit School District 5
  • Momence Community Unit School District 1
  • Grant Park Community Unit School District 6

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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