Ashton Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Ashton Township
Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°52′05″N 89°13′30″W / 41.86806°N 89.22500°W / 41.86806; -89.22500Coordinates: 41°52′05″N 89°13′30″W / 41.86806°N 89.22500°W / 41.86806; -89.22500
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Lee
Established November 7, 1867
Government
 • Supervisor Karen E. Bolen
Area
 • Total 17.83 sq mi (46.2 km2)
 • Land 17.81 sq mi (46.1 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,185
 • Density 66.5/sq mi (25.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 61006, 61031
GNIS feature ID 0428611

Ashton Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,185 and it contained 520 housing units.[1] Ashton Township was originally formed as Ogle Township from Bradford Township on February 12, 1861; the name was changed to Ashton on November 7, 1867.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 17.83 square miles (46.2 km2), of which 17.81 square miles (46.1 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Ashton Cemetery.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Swords Heliport

School districts[edit]

  • Ashton Community Unit School District 275

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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