Alba Township, Henry County, Illinois

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Alba Township
Location in Henry County
Location in Henry County
Henry County's location in Illinois
Henry County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°27′23″N 89°54′47″W / 41.45639°N 89.91306°W / 41.45639; -89.91306Coordinates: 41°27′23″N 89°54′47″W / 41.45639°N 89.91306°W / 41.45639; -89.91306
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Henry
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)
Population (2010)
 • Total 220
 • 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.[1] 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.[2]


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.[1]

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Goble, Maple Grove and Sacred Heart.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Thompson Airport


School districts[edit]

  • Annawan Community Unit School District 226

Political districts[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. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 

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