Galva Township, Henry County, Illinois

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Galva Township
Township
Location in Henry County
Location in Henry County
Henry County's location in Illinois
Henry County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°11′35″N 90°02′25″W / 41.19306°N 90.04028°W / 41.19306; -90.04028Coordinates: 41°11′35″N 90°02′25″W / 41.19306°N 90.04028°W / 41.19306; -90.04028
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Henry
Established November 4, 1856
Area
 • Total 34.29 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Land 34.28 sq mi (88.8 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,837
 • Density 82.8/sq mi (32.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61238, 61434, 61443
GNIS feature ID 0429037

Galva Township is one of twenty-four townships in Henry County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,837 and it contained 1,402 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Galva Township was named by Olaf Johnson, a native of Gävle, in Sweden.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.29 square miles (88.8 km2), of which 34.28 square miles (88.8 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Saint Johns Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Wiley Park

School districts[edit]

  • Galva Community Unit School District 224
  • Wethersfield Community Unit School District 230

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. 134. 

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