Franklin Grove Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Franklin Grove Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°49′26″N 89°18′45″W / 41.82389°N 89.31250°W / 41.82389; -89.31250Coordinates: 41°49′26″N 89°18′45″W / 41.82389°N 89.31250°W / 41.82389; -89.31250
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Lee
Established May 14, 1850
 • Total 26.86 sq mi (69.56 km2)
 • Land 26.85 sq mi (69.53 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.04%
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,472
 • Density 54.8/sq mi (21.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61031, 61310
GNIS feature ID 0428807

Franklin Grove Township (formerly China Township) is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,472.[1] Its name was changed from China Township in 1994. [2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Franklin Grove Township covers an area of 26.86 square miles (69.6 km2); of this, 26.85 square miles (69.5 km2) (99.96 percent) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (0.04 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Franklin Grove and Temperance Hill.

School districts[edit]

  • Amboy Community Unit School District 272
  • Ashton Community Unit School District 275

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ "China Township, Lee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 

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