Melrose Township, Adams County, Illinois

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Melrose Township
Township
Location in Adams County
Location in Adams County
Adams County's location in Illinois
Adams County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 39°53′07″N 91°20′40″W / 39.88528°N 91.34444°W / 39.88528; -91.34444Coordinates: 39°53′07″N 91°20′40″W / 39.88528°N 91.34444°W / 39.88528; -91.34444
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 46.55 sq mi (120.6 km2)
 • Land 44.57 sq mi (115.4 km2)
 • Water 1.98 sq mi (5.1 km2)  4.25%
Elevation 607 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,746
 • Density 128.9/sq mi (49.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62301, 62338, 62347, 62360
GNIS feature ID 0429351

Melrose Township is one of twenty-two townships in Adams County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,746 and it contained 2,351 housing units.[1] The northwestern part of the township has been separated into Quincy Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 46.55 square miles (120.6 km2), of which 44.57 square miles (115.4 km2) (or 95.75%) is land and 1.98 square miles (5.1 km2) (or 4.25%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains four cemeteries: Ehe, Melrose Chapel, Mount Carmel and Saint Anthonys.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Seigfried Halfpap Airport

Rivers[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Big Lake
  • Snyder Lake
  • Turtle Lake

Landmarks[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Payson Community Unit School District 1
  • Quincy School District 172

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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