Cave Township, Franklin County, Illinois

Cave Township is one of twelve townships in Franklin County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,756 and it contained 834 housing units.[2]

Cave Township
Location in Franklin County
Franklin County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 37°54′24″N 88°45′27″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyFranklin
EstablishedNovember 4, 1884
Area
  Total36.51 sq mi (94.6 km2)
  Land35.75 sq mi (92.6 km2)
  Water0.76 sq mi (2.0 km2)  2.08%
Elevation
476 ft (145 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
1,716
  Density49.1/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62890, 62896
FIPS code17-055-11813

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.51 square miles (94.6 km2), of which 35.75 square miles (92.6 km2) (or 97.92%) is land and 0.76 square miles (2.0 km2) (or 2.08%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

Extinct towns

  • Ferber
  • Kegley
  • Locust Grove

Cemeteries

The township contains these six cemeteries: Carter's Temple, Clem, Downs, Eubanks, Isaacs, and Smothers.

Major highways

Lakes

  • Thompsonville Lake
  • West Frankfort City Lake

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 20161,716[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts

References

  • "Cave Township, Franklin County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
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