Bremen Township

Bremen Township, positioned in the southern part of Cook County, Illinois, is a vibrant community southwest of Chicago. As of the 2020 census, it boasts a population of 107,149 residents and encompasses 42,611 housing units, reflecting its status as a densely populated area within the county. Established in 1850 and named after the German state due to its early German settlers, Bremen Township holds a rich heritage that continues to influence its community and culture.

Geographic Footprint of Bremen Township

Covering an area of 37.8 square miles (98.0 km²), with 37.7 square miles (97.7 km²) of land and a mere 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of water, the township presents a mix of urban development and green spaces. Its geographical boundaries are well defined, with Harlem Avenue (Illinois Route 43) on the west, 135th Street on the north, Western Avenue on the east, and 183rd Street on the south.

Cities, Towns, and Villages Within Bremen Township

Bremen Township is home to a diverse array of communities, each contributing its unique character to the township:

  • Blue Island (partially, with the remainder in Worth Township)
  • Country Club Hills (partially, with the remainder in Rich Township)
  • Crestwood (partially, with the remainder in Worth Township)
  • Harvey (extreme western edge, with the remainder in Thornton Township)
  • Hazel Crest (partially, with the remainder in both Thornton and Rich Townships)
  • Homewood (partially, with the remainder in both Thornton and Rich Townships)
  • Markham (partially, with the remainder in Thornton Township)
  • Midlothian
  • Oak Forest
  • Orland Park (extreme eastern edge, with the remainder mostly in Orland Township)
  • Posen (partially, with the remainder in Thornton Township)
  • Robbins (partially, with the remainder in Worth Township)
  • Tinley Park (also significantly located in Orland Township, with sections in Rich Township and Frankfort Township, Will County)

Additionally, the township encompasses unincorporated areas such as Goeselville, adding to its residential diversity.

Surrounding Areas of Bremen Township

Bremen Township shares its periphery with several neighboring townships, enhancing its connectivity within the region:

  • North: Worth Township
  • Northeast: Calumet Township
  • East: Thornton Township
  • Southeast: Bloom Township
  • South: Rich Township
  • Southwest: Frankfort Township, Will County
  • West: Orland Township
  • Northwest: Palos Township

This strategic positioning facilitates a vibrant interchange of cultural, economic, and recreational activities with its neighbors.

Administrative Presence

Bremen Township's administrative office is located at 16361 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Illinois. This location serves as a central point for township governance, offering various services and information to residents.

With its rich history, strategic location, and diverse community, Bremen Township plays a crucial role in the fabric of Cook County. Its blend of urban and suburban elements, combined with a strong sense of community, makes it a significant and dynamic area within the greater Chicago metropolitan landscape. For more details on township services and community events, visitors and residents can explore the township's official website at


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