Fountain Creek Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

Fountain Creek Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 368 and it contained 145 housing units.[2] Fountain Creek Township formed from a portion of Ash Grove Township on September 15, 1868.

Fountain Creek Township
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°32′16″N 87°49′00″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyIroquois
EstablishedSeptember 15, 1868
Area
  Total36.23 sq mi (93.8 km2)
  Land36.23 sq mi (93.8 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation
669 ft (204 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
351
  Density10.2/sq mi (3.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60924, 60926, 60942, 60953, 60960
FIPS code17-075-27286

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.23 square miles (93.8 km2), all land.[2] Nearly all of the township consists of flat, open farmland. Two small waterways, Fountain Creek and Whiskey Creek, flow northeast across the township and meet north of Goodwine.

A Union Pacific rail line connecting Chicago and St. Louis runs northeast-to-southwest through the eastern half of the township, and a branch of the defunct Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad crosses it near the northern border.

Unincorporated towns

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

Cemeteries

The township contains one cemetery: Old Apostolic, near Fountain Creek.

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016351[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

  • Cissna Park Community Unit School District 6
  • Hoopeston Area Community Unit School District 11

Political districts

References

  • "Fountain Creek 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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