Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois

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Preemption Township
Township
Location in Mercer County
Location in Mercer County
Mercer County's location in Illinois
Mercer County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Mercer
Established November 8, 1853
Area
 • Total 36.88 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Land 36.85 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.08%
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,783
 • Density 48.4/sq mi (18.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Preemption Township is located in Mercer County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,783 and it contained 737 housing units.[1] Preemption Township changed its name from Fairfield Township sometime before 1921.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.88 square miles (95.5 km2), of which 36.85 square miles (95.4 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) 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. 

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Coordinates: 41°17′04″N 90°36′36″W / 41.28444°N 90.61000°W / 41.28444; -90.61000