Canton Township, Fulton County, Illinois

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Canton Township
Location in Fulton County
Location in Fulton County
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Fulton County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°34′54″N 90°02′47″W / 40.58167°N 90.04639°W / 40.58167; -90.04639Coordinates: 40°34′54″N 90°02′47″W / 40.58167°N 90.04639°W / 40.58167; -90.04639
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFulton
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Area
 • Total35.64 sq mi (92.3 km2)
 • Land34.74 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  2.53%
Elevation
676 ft (206 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
15,049
 • Density452.1/sq mi (174.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61427, 61520, 61531
FIPS code17-057-11020

Canton Township is one of twenty-six townships in Fulton County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 15,703 and it contained 6,376 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.64 square miles (92.3 km2), of which 34.74 square miles (90.0 km2) (or 97.47%) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 2.53%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Greenwood, Hanson, Johnson, Norris, Saint Josephs, Saint Marys and White Chapel.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Ingersoll Airport

Lakes[edit]

  • Van Winkle Lake

Landmarks[edit]

  • Big Creek Park
  • Graham Hosp

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201615,049[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Canton Union School District 66

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Canton Township, Fulton County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]