Ash Grove Township, Iroquois County, Illinois
Ash Grove Township
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
|Coordinates: 40°37′06″N 87°50′37″W|
|Established||November 6, 1855|
|• Total||61.09 sq mi (158.2 km2)|
|• Land||61.03 sq mi (158.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.10%|
|Elevation||669 ft (204 m)|
|• Density||12/sq mi (5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
60924, 60926, 60953, 60955
The first settler in the area that became Ash Grove Township was Robert Roberts, who arrived in 1833. The township was formed when township government was adopted by the county in 1855. Its current borders were established on September 15, 1868 when Fountain Creek Township was formed from a portion of Ash Grove Township.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 61.09 square miles (158.2 km2), of which 61.03 square miles (158.1 km2) (or 99.90%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.10%) is water.
- Pitchin at 40.603091°N 87.866423°W
- Schwer at 40.660592°N 87.788088°W
- Woodworth at 40.659758°N 87.845867°W
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
The township contains these six cemeteries: Ash Grove, Cissna Park, Immanuel Lutheran, Saint John's Ash Grove, Saint Paul Lutheran and Schwer.
Airports and landing strips
- Redeker Airport
- Cissna Park Community Unit School District 6
- Crescent Iroquois Community Unit School District 249
- Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10
- Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10
- Illinois' 15th congressional district
- State House District 105
- State Senate District 53
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