Sonora Township, Hancock County, Illinois

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Sonora Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°30′12″N 91°18′10″W / 40.50333°N 91.30278°W / 40.50333; -91.30278Coordinates: 40°30′12″N 91°18′10″W / 40.50333°N 91.30278°W / 40.50333; -91.30278
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Hancock
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 37.52 sq mi (97.2 km2)
 • Land 35.79 sq mi (92.7 km2)
 • Water 1.73 sq mi (4.5 km2)  4.61%
Elevation 659 ft (201 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 482
 • Density 13.8/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes 62318, 62341, 62354, 62358
FIPS code 17-067-70499

Sonora Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 494 and it contained 234 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.52 square miles (97.2 km2), of which 35.79 square miles (92.7 km2) (or 95.39%) is land and 1.73 square miles (4.5 km2) (or 4.61%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these seven cemeteries: Nauvoo City, Nauvoo Two, Oak Grove, Pioneer Saints, Saints Peter and Paul, Sterns and Thornber.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Cedar Ridge Airport
  • Sinele Strip


  • Mormon Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Sterne Cemetery


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016482[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]


External links[edit]