Yellowhead Township, Kankakee County, Illinois

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Yellowhead Township
Location in Kankakee County
Location in Kankakee County
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Kankakee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°15′08″N 87°35′46″W / 41.25222°N 87.59611°W / 41.25222; -87.59611Coordinates: 41°15′08″N 87°35′46″W / 41.25222°N 87.59611°W / 41.25222; -87.59611
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Established May 9, 1853
 • Supervisor Joseph Fetcho
 • Total 43.93 sq mi (113.8 km2)
 • Land 43.9 sq mi (114 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.07%
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,600
 • Density 61.5/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60401, 60940, 60954
FIPS code 17-091-83856

Yellowhead Township is one of seventeen townships in Kankakee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,700 and it contained 1,065 housing units.[2] Yellowhead Township derives its name from the Potawatomi warrior, Yellow Head, whose village was located at what is now Yellowhead Point.[3]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 43.93 square miles (113.8 km2), of which 43.9 square miles (114 km2) (or 99.93%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.07%) 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.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Saint Paul Lutheran, Scherburnville Christian and Union Corner.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Love Field
  • Mussman Airport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 2,600 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


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 7090 North Bull Creek Road, Grant Park, IL 60940.

Political districts[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Grant Park Community Unit School District 6


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Houde, Mary Jean; John Klasey (1968) Of the People, a Popular History of Kankakee County, General Printing Co, Chicago.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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