Greenfield Township, Grundy County, Illinois

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Greenfield Township
Township
Location in Grundy County
Location in Grundy County
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°09′32″N 88°16′26″W / 41.15889°N 88.27389°W / 41.15889; -88.27389Coordinates: 41°09′32″N 88°16′26″W / 41.15889°N 88.27389°W / 41.15889; -88.27389
Country United States
State Illinois
County Grundy
Established November 6, 1849
Area
 • Total 18.05 sq mi (46.7 km2)
 • Land 17.31 sq mi (44.8 km2)
 • Water 0.73 sq mi (1.9 km2)  4.04%
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 997
 • Density 57.6/sq mi (22.2/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60407, 60424, 60474, 60961
GNIS feature ID 0429078

Greenfield Township is one of seventeen townships in Grundy County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 997 and it contained 441 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

The Township of Greenfield was organized on 6 November 1849, the Village of East Brooklyn was organized in ____, and the Village of South Wilmington was organized in ____. Villages remain part of the township.

On 10 March 1903, Garfield Township was separated from Greenfield Township. The southeastern portion of the village of Gardner, which is located mainly within Garfield Township, is in Greenfield Township. Garfield was begun centered at an intersection in 18__ prior to the township division.

The social and economic factors which led to the division of the township in 1905 have changed. Modern transportation, technological advances and familial relationships have led to increased cohesiveness between the five main communities within the two townships in the twenty-first century. The high schools are focal points of activity for the entire area. The villages are in many respects neighborhoods within the townships.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.05 square miles (46.7 km2), of which 17.31 square miles (44.8 km2) (or 95.90%) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 4.04%) is water.[1]

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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. 

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