Ridgeland Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

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Ridgeland Township
Location in Iroquois County
Location in Iroquois County
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Iroquois County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°42′01″N 88°05′04″W / 40.70028°N 88.08444°W / 40.70028; -88.08444Coordinates: 40°42′01″N 88°05′04″W / 40.70028°N 88.08444°W / 40.70028; -88.08444
CountryUnited States
EstablishedJanuary 29, 1879
 • Total27 sq mi (70 km2)
 • Land26.99 sq mi (69.9 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.04%
666 ft (203 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density13.7/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60955, 60968
FIPS code17-075-63901

Ridgeland Township is one of twenty-six townships in Iroquois County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 369 and it contained 173 housing units.[2] Ridgeland Township was formed from Onarga Township on January 29, 1879; the original name was Ridge Township, but the name was changed to Ridgeland Township on an unknown date.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 27 square miles (70 km2), of which 26.99 square miles (69.9 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains Thawville Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016385[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Iroquois West Community Unit School District 10
  • Paxton-Buckley-Loda Community Unit School District 10

Political districts[edit]


  • "Ridgeland 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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