Allison Township, Lawrence County, Illinois

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Allison
Township
Location of Allison Township in Lawrence County
Location of Allison Township in Lawrence County
Allison is located in Illinois
Allison
Allison
Location of Allison Township in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°43′01″N 87°34′54″W / 38.71694°N 87.58167°W / 38.71694; -87.58167Coordinates: 38°43′01″N 87°34′54″W / 38.71694°N 87.58167°W / 38.71694; -87.58167
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lawrence
Settled November 4, 1856
Area
 • Total 45.34 sq mi (117.4 km2)
 • Land 44.54 sq mi (115.4 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 267
 • Density 5.9/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Allison Township is located in Lawrence County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 267 and it contained 166 housing units.[1]

Allison Township derives its name from Allison's Prairie, which was settled by the Allison family in the 1810s.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 45.34 square miles (117.4 km2), of which 44.54 square miles (115.4 km2) (or 98.24%) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (or 1.76%) 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. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 

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