Felix Township, Grundy County, Illinois

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Felix Township
Township
Location in Grundy County
Location in Grundy County
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 88°16′42″W / 41.31111°N 88.27833°W / 41.31111; -88.27833Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 88°16′42″W / 41.31111°N 88.27833°W / 41.31111; -88.27833
Country United States
State Illinois
County Grundy
Established November, 1854
Area
 • Total 11.99 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 • Land 10.88 sq mi (28.2 km2)
 • Water 1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)  9.26%
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,427
 • Density 406.9/sq mi (157.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60416, 60450
GNIS feature ID 0428998

Felix Township is one of seventeen townships in Grundy County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,427 and it contained 1,919 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Felix Township, Grundy County, is named for Felix Grundy, Senator from Tennessee.[2] The township was formed from portions of Wauponsee and Aux Sable townships in November, 1854.[3] Most of old Felix township was partitioned to form Goose Lake Township on September 15, 1897. These early boundary changes occurred mainly due to coal mining activity.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 11.99 square miles (31.1 km2), of which 10.88 square miles (28.2 km2) (or 90.74%) is land and 1.11 square miles (2.9 km2) (or 9.26%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

School districts[edit]

  • Coal City Community Unit School District 1

Political districts[edit]

References[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. 125. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 

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