Cave Township, Franklin County, Illinois

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Cave Township
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°54′24″N 88°45′27″W / 37.90667°N 88.75750°W / 37.90667; -88.75750Coordinates: 37°54′24″N 88°45′27″W / 37.90667°N 88.75750°W / 37.90667; -88.75750
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
 • Total36.51 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land35.75 sq mi (92.6 km2)
 • Water0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)  2.08%
Elevation
476 ft (145 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,716
 • Density49.1/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62890, 62896
FIPS code17-055-11813

Cave Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,756 and it contained 834 housing units.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.51 square miles (94.6 km2), of which 35.75 square miles (92.6 km2) (or 97.92%) is land and 0.76 square miles (2.0 km2) (or 2.08%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Ferber
  • Kegley
  • Locust Grove

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these six cemeteries: Carter's Temple, Clem, Downs, Eubanks, Isaacs, and Smothers.

Major highways[edit]

Lakes[edit]

  • Thompsonville Lake
  • West Frankfort City Lake

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,716[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Cave Township, Franklin 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]