Hancock Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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Hancock Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°24′59″N 90°57′58″W / 40.41639°N 90.96611°W / 40.41639; -90.96611Coordinates: 40°24′59″N 90°57′58″W / 40.41639°N 90.96611°W / 40.41639; -90.96611
Country United States
State Illinois
CountyHancock
EstablishedApril 27, 1855
Area
 • Total38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
554 ft (169 m)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
249
 • Density6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61420, 62321, 62326, 62367, 62374
FIPS code17-067-32629

Hancock Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 255 and it contained 129 housing units.[2] It was formed from Fountain Green and St. Mary's townships on April 27, 1855.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.17 square miles (98.9 km2), all land.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Liberty, Majorville, Oak Grove, Spangler and Yetter.

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016249[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Southeastern Community Unit School District 337
  • West Prairie Community Unit School District 103

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • "Hancock Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]