Hampton Township, Rock Island County, Illinois

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Hampton Township
Township
Location in Rock Island County
Location in Rock Island County
Rock Island County's location in Illinois
Rock Island County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Rock Island
Established November 4, 1856
Area
 • Total 36.48 sq mi (94.5 km2)
 • Land 34.14 sq mi (88.4 km2)
 • Water 2.34 sq mi (6.1 km2)  6.41%
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,711
 • Density 636/sq mi (246/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Hampton Township is located in Rock Island County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 21,711 and it contained 9,119 housing units.[1]

Early history[edit]

The first birth in Hampton Township was Mary Ann McNeal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McNeal, born Oct. 5, 1832.

The first death occurred in 1829 on board the steamer Josephine. A woman from England was on her way to Galena to visit her son, and died just as the boat was landing. She was buried in Hampton.

In 1833 the first school in the township was established in a log cabin which had previously been used as a dwelling.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.48 square miles (94.5 km2), of which 34.14 square miles (88.4 km2) (or 93.59%) is land and 2.34 square miles (6.1 km2) (or 6.41%) is water.[1]

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. 
  2. ^ Biographical Publishing Company. Portrait And Biographical Album Of Rock Island County, Illinois: Containing Full-Page Portraits And Biographical Sketches Of Prominent And Representative Citizens Of The County, Together With Portraits And Biographies Of All The Governors Of Illinois, And Of The Presidents Of The United States; Also Containing A History Of The County, From Its Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago: Repressed Publishing LLC, 1885.

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Coordinates: 41°31′47″N 90°22′43″W / 41.52972°N 90.37861°W / 41.52972; -90.37861