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Cherry Grove–Shannon Township, Carroll County, Illinois facts for kids

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Cherry Grove-Shannon Township
Location in Carroll County
Location in Carroll County
Carroll County's location in Illinois
Carroll County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Carroll
 • Total 53.31 sq mi (138.1 km2)
 • Land 53.3 sq mi (138 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.02%
932 ft (284 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density 27.9/sq mi (10.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61046, 61078
FIPS code 17-015-12996

Cherry Grove-Shannon Township is one of twelve townships in Carroll County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,485 and it contained 799 housing units.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.31 square miles (138.1 km2), of which 53.3 square miles (138 km2) (or 99.98%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.02%) is water.


Unincorporated towns

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


The township contains these five cemeteries: Brethren, Cherry Grove Brethren, Saint Wendelin, Shell and Spring Valley.

Major highways

  • Illinois 72.svg Illinois Route 72
  • Illinois 73.svg Illinois Route 73

Airports and landing strips

  • Block Airport
  • Kenneth Moll Airport
  • Swan Valley Farm Airport

Political districts

  • Illinois' 16th congressional district
  • State House District 89
  • State Senate District 45


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.) 1,408
U.S. Decennial Census

Notable residents

  • David Denny (1832-1903), pioneer of Seattle, Washington

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Cherry Grove-Shannon para niños

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