Alba Township, Henry County, Illinois
Location in Henry County
Henry County's location in Illinois
|Established||November 4, 1856|
|• Total||36.09 sq mi (93.5 km2)|
|• Land||36.01 sq mi (93.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.22%|
|Elevation||640 ft (195 m)|
|• Density||6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||61234, 61235, 61277|
|GNIS feature ID||0428575|
Alba Township is one of twenty-four townships in Henry County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 220 and it contained 95 housing units. Alba Township changed its name from Elba Township on April 13, 1857. The name may be derived from Elba, New York, the native home of a share of the early settlers.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.09 square miles (93.5 km2), of which 36.01 square miles (93.3 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.
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(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)
- Yorktown Township (north)
- Fairfield Township, Bureau County (northeast)
- Gold Township, Bureau County (east)
- Mineral Township, Bureau County (southeast)
- Annawan Township (south)
- Cornwall Township (southwest)
- Atkinson Township (west)
- Loraine Township (northwest)
The township contains these three cemeteries: Goble, Maple Grove and Sacred Heart.
Airports and landing strips
- Thompson Airport
- Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park (east half)
- Annawan Community Unit School District 226
- Illinois's 14th congressional district
- State House District 90
- State Senate District 45
- "Alba Township, Henry County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States National Atlas
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
- Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
||Loraine Township||Yorktown Township||Fairfield Township, Bureau County|
|Atkinson Township||Gold Township, Bureau County|
|Cornwall Township||Annawan Township||Mineral Township, Bureau County|