McHenry Township, McHenry County, Illinois

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McHenry Township
Location in McHenry County
Location in McHenry County
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 48.03 sq mi (124.4 km2)
 • Land 44.74 sq mi (115.9 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  6.87%
Population (2010)
 • Total 47,653
 • Density 1,065.2/sq mi (411.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

McHenry Township is located in McHenry County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 47,653 and it contained 19,120 housing units.[1] McHenry Township shares the distinction with Nunda Township as being the two largest townships by land area in McHenry County, at 48.3 square miles (125 km2) each.

The township was named for William McHenry, an Illinois politician.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 48.03 square miles (124.4 km2), of which 44.74 square miles (115.9 km2) (or 93.15%) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (or 6.87%) is water.[1]


  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. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 194. 

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Coordinates: 42°22′29″N 88°16′38″W / 42.37472°N 88.27722°W / 42.37472; -88.27722