Alto Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Alto Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°50′27″N 88°59′51″W / 41.84083°N 88.99750°W / 41.84083; -88.99750Coordinates: 41°50′27″N 88°59′51″W / 41.84083°N 88.99750°W / 41.84083; -88.99750
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedFebruary 28, 1860
 • SupervisorDennis E. Burkhart
 • Total34.94 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Land34.9 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
830 ft (253 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density16.2/sq mi (6.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60530, 60553, 61068
FIPS code17-103-01101

Alto Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 565 and it contained 230 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.94 square miles (90.5 km2), of which 34.9 square miles (90 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Steward and Union.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Thompson Landing Strip
  • Wilbur Thompson Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016534[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Indian Creek Community Unit District 425

Political districts[edit]


  • "Alto Township, Lee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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