Carthage Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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Carthage Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°24′54″N 91°05′23″W / 40.41500°N 91.08972°W / 40.41500; -91.08972Coordinates: 40°24′54″N 91°05′23″W / 40.41500°N 91.08972°W / 40.41500; -91.08972
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Hancock
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 40.3 sq mi (104 km2)
 • Land 40.21 sq mi (104.1 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.20%
Elevation 643 ft (196 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,052
 • Density 75.9/sq mi (29.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62321
GNIS feature ID 0428770

Carthage Township is one of twenty-five townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 3,052 and it contained 1,507 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 40.3 square miles (104 km2), of which 40.21 square miles (104.1 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.20%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Barnes, County Farm, Franklin, Moss Ridge, Old Brick, Old Carthage and Woodring.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Memorial Hospital Heliport


  • Jaycee Park

School districts[edit]

  • Southeastern Community Unit School District 337

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. 

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