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Hancock Township, Hancock County, Illinois

Hancock Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 255 and it contained 129 housing units.[2] It was formed from Fountain Green and St. Mary's townships on April 27, 1855.

Hancock Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°24′59″N 90°57′58″W / 40.41639°N 90.96611°W / 40.41639; -90.96611Coordinates: 40°24′59″N 90°57′58″W / 40.41639°N 90.96611°W / 40.41639; -90.96611
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedApril 27, 1855
 • Total38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Land38.17 sq mi (98.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
554 ft (169 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density6.7/sq mi (2.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61420, 62321, 62326, 62367, 62374
FIPS code17-067-32629



According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.17 square miles (98.9 km2), all land.[2]

Unincorporated townsEdit

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


The township contains these five cemeteries: Liberty, Majorville, Oak Grove, Spangler and Yetter.

Major highwaysEdit


Census Pop.
Est. 2016249[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districtsEdit

  • Southeastern Community Unit School District 337
  • West Prairie Community Unit School District 103

Political districtsEdit


  • United States Census Bureau 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • "Hancock Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  • United States National Atlas

External linksEdit