Dawson Township, McLean County, Illinois

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Dawson Township
Location in McLean County
Location in McLean County
McLean County's location in Illinois
McLean County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean
Established After 1920
 • Total 37.52 sq mi (97.2 km2)
 • Land 37.26 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.69%
Population (2010)
 • Total 590
 • Density 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Dawson Township is located in McLean County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 590 and it contained 253 housing units.[1] Dawson Township was originally named Lee Township, but changed to Padua Township on May 17, 1858, and then to Dawson on an unknown date.

Dawson Township was named for John Wells Dawson.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.52 square miles (97.2 km2), of which 37.26 square miles (96.5 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[1]


  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. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (January 22, 2008). " "The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States". US Geological Survey (Govt. Print. Off.): 258. 

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Coordinates: 40°26′13″N 88°45′09″W / 40.43694°N 88.75250°W / 40.43694; -88.75250