Cuba Township, Lake County, Illinois

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Cuba Township
Location in Lake County
Location in Lake County
Lake County's location in Illinois
Lake County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°11′56″N 88°09′47″W / 42.19889°N 88.16306°W / 42.19889; -88.16306Coordinates: 42°11′56″N 88°09′47″W / 42.19889°N 88.16306°W / 42.19889; -88.16306
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
 • Total 24.2 sq mi (62.8 km2)
 • Land 22.8 sq mi (59.1 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
Elevation 764 ft (233 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 16,690
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-097-18004

Cuba Township is a township in Lake County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 16,826.[2] Cuba Township was originally named Troy Township, but was renamed at about the time of the Spanish–American War.


Cuba Township covers an area of 24.2 square miles (62.8 km2); of this, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2) or 5.91 percent is water.[2] Lakes in this township include Davlins Pond, Grassy Lake, Honey Lake, Lake Barrington, Flint Lake, Lake Sheree and North Tower Lake. The stream of Flint Creek runs through this township.

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Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains two cemeteries: Saint Paul and White.

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Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Freier Airport is no longer in existence. It was located near Kelsey and Old Barrington Road and consisted of one grass runway. It was created by Art Freier an American Airlines pilot and farmer. Rumor has it he frequently flew to work from his home airport. What is true is that he gave many of the youth in the area their first airplane ride in the 1960s.

Art as of 2013 is still living in the area


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201616,690[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cuba township, Lake County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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