Danforth Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Danforth Township
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°49′03″N 88°00′22″W / 40.81750°N 88.00611°W / 40.81750; -88.00611Coordinates: 40°49′03″N 88°00′22″W / 40.81750°N 88.00611°W / 40.81750; -88.00611
Country United States
State Illinois
County Iroquois
Established Before 1921
 • Total 51.64 sq mi (133.7 km2)
 • Land 51.64 sq mi (133.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 928
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60911, 60930, 60938, 60970
GNIS feature ID 0428871

Danforth Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 928 and it contained 385 housing units.[1]


Danforth Township was named for George M. Danforth, an early settler.[2] Danforth Township formed from Douglas Township and Ashkum Township sometime before 1921.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.64 square miles (133.7 km2), all land.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains Bardon Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Classen Field RLA Airport
  • Wilken Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10

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. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 99. 

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