Danforth Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

Danforth Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 928 and it contained 385 housing units.[2]

Danforth Township
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°49′03″N 88°00′22″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
EstablishedBefore 1921
Area
  Total51.64 sq mi (133.7 km2)
  Land51.64 sq mi (133.7 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
879
  Density18/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60911, 60930, 60938, 60970
FIPS code17-075-18511

History

Danforth Township was named for George M. Danforth, an early settler.[3] Danforth Township formed from Douglas Township and Ashkum Township sometime before 1921.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 51.64 square miles (133.7 km2), all land.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Cemeteries

The township contains Bardon Cemetery.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

  • Classen Field RLA Airport
  • Wilken Airport

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016879[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

School districts

  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10

Political districts

References

  • "Danforth Township, Iroquois County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
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