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)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 1,428
 • Density 39.5/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61420, 61450, 62330
FIPS code 17-067-40845

La Harpe Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,473 and it contained 714 housing units.[2]

La Harpe Township was named for Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, a French explorer.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.31 square miles (96.6 km2), all land.[2]

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


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 1,428 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

School districts[edit]

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

Political districts[edit]


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