Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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Rock Creek Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°29′54″N 91°11′15″W / 40.49833°N 91.18750°W / 40.49833; -91.18750Coordinates: 40°29′54″N 91°11′15″W / 40.49833°N 91.18750°W / 40.49833; -91.18750
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedApril 27, 1855
 • Total35.97 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Land35.97 sq mi (93.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
696 ft (212 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density9.7/sq mi (3.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62318, 62321, 62336, 62341, 62358
FIPS code17-067-64876

Rock Creek Township is one of twenty-five townships in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 350 and it contained 169 housing units.[2] It was formed from Sonora and Pilot Grove townships on April 27, 1855.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.97 square miles (93.2 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 Rock Creek Cemetery.

Many of the old gravestones are no longer legible. A large stone designating Rock Creek Cemetery has the names of descendants on its back.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016341[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Hamilton Community Consolidated School District 328
  • Nauvoo-Colusa Community Unit School District 325

Political districts[edit]


  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • "Rock Creek Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  • United States National Atlas

External links[edit]