Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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Prairie Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°25′28″N 91°12′26″W / 40.42444°N 91.20722°W / 40.42444; -91.20722Coordinates: 40°25′28″N 91°12′26″W / 40.42444°N 91.20722°W / 40.42444; -91.20722
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Hancock
Established September 12, 1854
Area
 • Total 33.12 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Land 33.07 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.15%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 380
 • Density 11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62321, 62334, 62341, 62379
GNIS feature ID 0429596

Prairie Township is one of twenty-five townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 380 and it contained 179 housing units.[1] It was formed from Montebello and Carthage townships on September 12, 1854.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 33.12 square miles (85.8 km2), of which 33.07 square miles (85.7 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Elvaston Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Hanks Hangar Airport
  • Kirchner Airport
  • Martins Airport
  • Schilson Field

School districts[edit]

  • Hamilton Community Consolidated School District 328

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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