Seward Township, Kendall County, Illinois

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Seward Township
Location in Kendall County
Location in Kendall County
Coordinates: 41°30′27″N 088°18′33″W / 41.50750°N 88.30917°W / 41.50750; -88.30917Coordinates: 41°30′27″N 088°18′33″W / 41.50750°N 88.30917°W / 41.50750; -88.30917
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.11 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Land34.97 sq mi (90.6 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)  0.40%
Elevation571 ft (174 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density127.4/sq mi (49.2/km2)
FIPS code17-093-68757
GNIS feature ID0429732

Seward Township occupies the 6 mile square in southeast corner of Kendall County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,455 and it contained 1,451 housing units.[3]


Franklin was the original name of Seward Township. On November 14, 1850, the name changed to Seward, after William H. Seward, who served as governor of New York State and as a U.S. Senator from New York as well as Secretary of State in the Lincoln Administration.[4]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.11 square miles (90.9 km2), of which 34.97 square miles (90.6 km2) (or 99.60%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 0.40%) is water.[3]

It contains portions of Minooka and Joliet. U.S. Route 52 crosses the township east to west, and I-80 runs along the southern boundary of the township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20164,716[2]5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


The township is governed by an elected Town Board of a Supervisor and four Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, and Highway Commissioner.


  • "Seward Township, Kendall County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-02-20.
  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. p. 317.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.