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
StateIllinois
CountyBoone
SettlementNovember 6, 1849
Area
 • Total36.49 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land36.46 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.08%
Elevation
869 ft (265 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
2,884
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

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]

Cities[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

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

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[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]

References[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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