La Harpe Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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La Harpe Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°35′34″N 90°57′50″W / 40.59278°N 90.96389°W / 40.59278; -90.96389Coordinates: 40°35′34″N 90°57′50″W / 40.59278°N 90.96389°W / 40.59278; -90.96389
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Hancock
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 37.31 sq mi (96.6 km2)
 • Land 37.31 sq mi (96.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,473
 • Density 39.5/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61420, 61450, 62330
GNIS feature ID 0429221

La Harpe Township is one of twenty-five townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,473 and it contained 714 housing units.[1]

La Harpe Township was named for Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, a French explorer.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.31 square miles (96.6 km2), all land.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains LaHarpe City Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Housewright Airport


  • Mayor Memorial Park

School districts[edit]

LaHarpe Community School District 347, grades K-8, & Illini West High School District 307

Political districts[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. Government Printing Office. p. 179. 

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