Flora Township, Boone County, Illinois

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Flora Township
Location in Boone County
Location in Boone County
Boone County's location in Illinois
Boone County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°11′34″N 88°53′26″W / 42.19278°N 88.89056°W / 42.19278; -88.89056Coordinates: 42°11′34″N 88°53′26″W / 42.19278°N 88.89056°W / 42.19278; -88.89056
CountryUnited States
SettlementNovember 6, 1849
 • Total36.49 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land36.46 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.08%
869 ft (265 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density81.8/sq mi (31.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60145, 60146, 61008, 61016
FIPS code17-007-26441

Flora Township is one of nine townships in Boone County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,981 and it contained 1,203 housing units.[2] Flora Township was originally named Fairfield on November 6, 1849, but was changed to Burton in April, 1851, and then changed again to Flora in October, 1851.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.49 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 36.46 square miles (94.4 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[2]


Unincorporated towns[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Bloods Point and Flora.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,884[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Belvidere Consolidated Unit School District 100
  • Hiawatha Community Unit School District 426

Political districts[edit]


  • "Flora Township, Boone County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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