Pembroke Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Pembroke Township
Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°03′49″N 87°35′37″W / 41.06361°N 87.59361°W / 41.06361; -87.59361Coordinates: 41°03′49″N 87°35′37″W / 41.06361°N 87.59361°W / 41.06361; -87.59361
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established February 17, 1877
Government
 • Township Supervisor Brenda Miles
Area
 • Total 52.42 sq mi (135.8 km2)
 • Land 52.42 sq mi (135.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,072
 • Density 40.8/sq mi (15.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 60954, 60964
FIPS code 17-091-58538

Pembroke Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,140 and it contained 1,062 housing units.[2] Pembroke Township was formed from parts of Momence township on February 17, 1877.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 52.42 square miles (135.8 km2), all land.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains the Guiding Star Memorial Cemetery.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,072[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Economy[edit]

As of November 11, 2009, according to a CBS newspaper article, due to misappropriation of funds, the Federal Government cut funding to the Tiny village of Hopkins Park which fired the entire police force. Two of three elementary schools were closed. Currently, the County Sheriff provides very limited patrols. Almost half the working age adults are out of work. Pembroke was once home to a Nestle Corporation factory where more than 100 people worked.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 4053 South Main Street, PO Box A, Hopkins Park, IL 60944.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259
  • St. Anne Community Consolidated School District 256
  • St. Anne Community High School District 302

References[edit]

  • "Pembroke Township, Kankakee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  • [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes by Dave Baron, 2016, Southern Illinois University Press

External links[edit]