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Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois

Prairie Township is one of twenty-four townships in Hancock County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 380 and it contained 179 housing units.[2] It was formed from Montebello and Carthage townships on September 12, 1854.

Prairie Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Hancock County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°25′28″N 91°12′26″W / 40.42444°N 91.20722°W / 40.42444; -91.20722Coordinates: 40°25′28″N 91°12′26″W / 40.42444°N 91.20722°W / 40.42444; -91.20722
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedSeptember 12, 1854
 • Total33.12 sq mi (85.8 km2)
 • Land33.07 sq mi (85.7 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.15%
699 ft (213 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
62321, 62334, 62341, 62379
FIPS code17-067-61496



According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 33.12 square miles (85.8 km2), of which 33.07 square miles (85.7 km2) (or 99.85%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 0.15%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villagesEdit

Unincorporated townsEdit

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


The township contains Elvaston Cemetery.

Major highwaysEdit

Airports and landing stripsEdit

  • Hanks Hangar Airport
  • Kirchner Airport
  • Martins Airport
  • Schilson Field


Census Pop.
Est. 2016371[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districtsEdit

  • Hamilton Community Consolidated School District 328

Political districtsEdit


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

External linksEdit