Libertyville Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Libertyville Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°17′03″N 87°56′42″W / 42.28417°N 87.94500°W / 42.28417; -87.94500Coordinates: 42°17′03″N 87°56′42″W / 42.28417°N 87.94500°W / 42.28417; -87.94500
CountryUnited States
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
 • SupervisorKathleen M. O'Connor
 • Total36.5 sq mi (94.6 km2)
 • Land35.4 sq mi (91.7 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
659 ft (201 m)
 • Estimate 
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code17-097-43263

Libertyville Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 53,139.[2] The village of Libertyville is part of the township, as are parts of Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Chicago, Rondout, Vernon Hills and Waukegan.


Libertyville Township covers an area of 36.5 square miles (94.6 km2); of this, 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2) or 3.02 percent is water.[2] Lakes in this township include Big Bear Lake,[3] Butler Lake,[4] Harvey Lake, Liberty Lake, Little Bear Lake,[5] Minear Lake and West Lake. The stream of Bull Creek runs through this township, before depositing into the Des Plaines River.[6]

Open space[edit]

In 1985, Libertyville Township established the first Township Open Space District in Illinois. This innovative land protection program was funded by a 22.6 million-dollar bond referendum approved by the residents of Libertyville Township. The Open Space Bond was retired fully paid in October 2003. Since land acquisition began in 1986, over 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) of irreplaceable open space have been protected with these funds. Two of these sites, Oak Openings and Liberty Prairie, have also received the state's highest protection status as Illinois Nature Preserves.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains four cemeteries: Ascension,[7] Lake County Poor Farm, Lakeside[8] and the Serbian Monastery Cemetery.[9][10]

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Condell Memorial Hospital Heliport


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)53,803[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Libertyville township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "2012 Big and Little Bear Lake Summary Report".
  4. ^ "2015 Butler Lake Summary Report".
  5. ^ "2012 Big and Little Bear Lake Summary Report".
  6. ^ "Bull Creek | Lake County, IL". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  7. ^ "Cemetery Location Details". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  8. ^ "Lakeside Cemetery Association – Libertyville, Illinois". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  9. ^ "The Cemetery". Saint Sava Monastery.
  10. ^ "About". Saint Sava Monastery.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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