Rockville Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Rockville Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°15′09″N 87°56′52″W / 41.25250°N 87.94778°W / 41.25250; -87.94778Coordinates: 41°15′09″N 87°56′52″W / 41.25250°N 87.94778°W / 41.25250; -87.94778
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established May 9, 1853
 • Supervisor Richard Moran
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (95 km2)
 • Land 36.45 sq mi (94.4 km2)
 • Water 0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.41%
Elevation 640 ft (195 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 852
 • Density 24.1/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60901, 60914, 60950
FIPS code 17-091-65195

Rockville Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 879 and it contained 326 housing units.[2] It was formerly a township of Will County until Kankakee County was created. The township's name may have been derived from a Potawatomi village known to the pioneers as Rock Village.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2), of which 36.45 square miles (94.4 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.39 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.[2]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Blooms Grove and DeSelm.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Moran Landing Strip
  • Neiner Airport


  • Kankakee River State Park (north edge)
  • Kankakee River State Park (north quarter)
  • Kankakee River State Park (vast majority)


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 852 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


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 Garage is located on Manteno-Deselm Road, Manteno Illinois 60950

Political districts[edit]


Rockville Township used to have 2 schools. Taylor Schoolhouse was a one room school located near Deselm which opened in 1905 and closed in 1954. Deselm School was located in Deselm and that school also closed in 1954 when the schools were consolidated into the Manteno school district.

School districts[edit]

  • Manteno Community Unit School District 5
  • Peotone Community Unit School District 207-U


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