Afton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois

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Afton Township
Township
Location in DeKalb County
Location in DeKalb County
DeKalb County's location in Illinois
DeKalb County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°51′05″N 88°46′41″W / 41.85139°N 88.77806°W / 41.85139; -88.77806Coordinates: 41°51′05″N 88°46′41″W / 41.85139°N 88.77806°W / 41.85139; -88.77806
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County DeKalb
Established February 18, 1856
Government
 • Supervisor Randall J. Bourdages
Area
 • Total 35.16 sq mi (91.1 km2)
 • Land 35.11 sq mi (90.9 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.17%
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 864
 • Density 24.5/sq mi (9.5/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60115, 60556
FIPS code 17-037-00386

Afton Township is one of nineteen townships in DeKalb County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 861 and it contained 372 housing units.[2]

History[edit]

Afton Township was formed from portions of DeKalb Township and Clinton Township on February 18, 1856. The township derives its name from the poem Sweet Afton by Robert Burns.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.16 square miles (91.1 km2), of which 35.11 square miles (90.9 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Afton Center Cemetery.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Jack W Watson Airport
  • Walter Airport

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 864 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

School districts[edit]

  • DeKalb Community Unit School District 428
  • Hinckley-Big Rock Community Unit School District 429
  • Indian Creek Community Unit District 425

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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