Libertyville Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Libertyville Township
Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°17′03″N 87°56′42″W / 42.28417°N 87.94500°W / 42.28417; -87.94500Coordinates: 42°17′03″N 87°56′42″W / 42.28417°N 87.94500°W / 42.28417; -87.94500
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land 35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 53,139
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (560/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 0429255
Website www.libertyvilletownship.us

Libertyville Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 53,139.[1] The village of Libertyville is part of the township, as are parts of Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Rondout, Vernon Hills and Waukegan.

Geography[edit]

Libertyville Township covers an area of 36.5 square miles (94.6 km2); of this, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2) or 3.02 percent is water.[1] Lakes in this township include Big Bear Lake, Harvey Lake, Liberty Lake, Little Bear Lake, Minear Lake and West Lake. The stream of Bull Creek runs through this township.

Open space[edit]

In 1985, Libertyville Township established the first Township Open Space District in Illinois. This innovative land protection program was funded by a 22.6 million-dollar bond referendum approved by the residents of Libertyville Township. The Open Space Bond was retired fully paid in October 2003. Since land acquisition began in 1986, over 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of irreplaceable open space have been protected with these funds. Two of these sites, Oak Openings and Liberty Prairie, have also received the state's highest protection status as Illinois Nature Preserves.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Ascension, Lake County Poor Farm and Lakeside.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Condell Memorial Hospital Heliport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Libertyville township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 

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