Silver Creek Township, Stephenson County, Illinois

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Silver Creek Township
Township
Location in Stephenson County
Location in Stephenson County
Coordinates: 42°14′48″N 89°34′01″W / 42.24667°N 89.56694°W / 42.24667; -89.56694Coordinates: 42°14′48″N 89°34′01″W / 42.24667°N 89.56694°W / 42.24667; -89.56694
Country United States
State Illinois
County Stephenson
Government
 • Supervisor Lee Runte
Area
 • Total 35 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Land 34.98 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.06%
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 696
 • Density 19.9/sq mi (7.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 429753[1]

Silver Creek Township is a township in Stephenson County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 696 and it contained 332 housing units.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

Silver Creek Township is located at 42°14′48″N 89°34′01″W / 42.24667°N 89.56694°W / 42.24667; -89.56694 at an elevation of 823 feet (251 meters). According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35 square miles (91 km2), of which 34.98 square miles (90.6 km2) (or 99.94%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[2] Silver Creek Township borders the city of Freeport, the county seat of Stephenson County, to the northwest.[4]

History[edit]

Thomas Craine first settled Silver Creek Township in August 1835.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000[3], there were 739 people, 293 households, and 219 families in Silver Creek Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silver Creek Township, Stephenson County, Illinois
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Illinois Department of Transportation (2009). Stephenson County, Illinois General Highway Map (Map). http://www.dot.state.il.us/maps/county/stephensonn.pdf. Retrieved 2010-09-04.
  5. ^ Fulwider, Addison L. (1910). History of Stephenson County, Illinois: Volume 1. p. 391. 

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