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Chestnut Township
Location in Knox County
Location in Knox County
Knox County's location in Illinois
Knox County's location in Illinois
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Knox
Established November 2, 1852
 • Total 36.18 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Land 36.18 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
676 ft (206 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density 7/sq mi (3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61410, 61436, 61458, 61474, 61544
FIPS code 17-095-13217

Chestnut Township is one of twenty-one townships in Knox County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 253 and it contained 121 housing units.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.18 square miles (93.7 km2), all land.

Cities, towns, villages

Unincorporated towns

  • Hermon at 40°45′25″N 90°19′11″W / 40.756983°N 90.319848°W / 40.756983; -90.319848

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

Extinct towns

  • Bridgeport at 40°44′36″N 90°14′13″W / 40.743372°N 90.237068°W / 40.743372; -90.237068
  • Burnside at 40°46′10″N 90°16′24″W / 40.769483°N 90.273458°W / 40.769483; -90.273458

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)


The township contains these four cemeteries: Elias Bragg, Harper, Hermon Christian and Hermon Methodist.

Airports and landing strips

  • Davies Landing Strip

Political districts

  • Illinois's 17th congressional district
  • State House District 74
  • State Senate District 37


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.) 246
U.S. Decennial Census

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Municipio de Chestnut para niños

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