Greenfield Township, Grundy County, Illinois

Greenfield Township is one of seventeen townships in Grundy County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 997 and it contained 441 housing units.[2]

Greenfield Township
Location in Grundy County
Grundy County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°09′32″N 88°16′26″W
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyGrundy
EstablishedNovember 6, 1849
Area
  Total18.05 sq mi (46.7 km2)
  Land17.31 sq mi (44.8 km2)
  Water0.73 sq mi (1.9 km2)  4.04%
Elevation
587 ft (179 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Estimate 
(2016)[1]
964
  Density57.6/sq mi (22.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60407, 60424, 60474, 60961
FIPS code17-063-31381

History

The Township of Greenfield was organized on 6 November 1849, the Village of East Brooklyn was organized in ____, and the Village of South Wilmington was organized in ____. Villages remain part of the township.

On 10 March 1903, Garfield Township was separated from Greenfield Township. The southeastern portion of the village of Gardner, which is located mainly within Garfield Township, is in Greenfield Township. Garfield was begun centered at an intersection in 18__ prior to the township division.

The social and economic factors which led to the division of the township in 1905 have changed. Modern transportation, technological advances and familial relationships have led to increased cohesiveness between the five main communities within the two townships in the twenty-first century. The high schools are focal points of activity for the entire area. The villages are in many respects neighborhoods within the townships.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 18.05 square miles (46.7 km2), of which 17.31 square miles (44.8 km2) (or 95.90%) is land and 0.73 square miles (1.9 km2) (or 4.04%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
Est. 2016964[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts

Political districts

References

  • "Greenfield Township, Grundy 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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