Fountain Creek Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Fountain Creek Township
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°32′16″N 87°49′00″W / 40.53778°N 87.81667°W / 40.53778; -87.81667Coordinates: 40°32′16″N 87°49′00″W / 40.53778°N 87.81667°W / 40.53778; -87.81667
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

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.

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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

Cemeteries[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

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

School districts[edit]

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

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  • "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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