Ashton Township, Lee County, Illinois

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Ashton Township
Location in Lee County
Location in Lee County
Lee County's location in Illinois
Lee County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°52′05″N 89°13′30″W / 41.86806°N 89.22500°W / 41.86806; -89.22500Coordinates: 41°52′05″N 89°13′30″W / 41.86806°N 89.22500°W / 41.86806; -89.22500
Country United States
State Illinois
EstablishedNovember 7, 1867
 • SupervisorKaren E. Bolen
 • Total17.83 sq mi (46.2 km2)
 • Land17.81 sq mi (46.1 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.11%
830 ft (253 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density66.5/sq mi (25.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
61006, 61031
FIPS code17-103-02596

Ashton Township is one of twenty-two townships in Lee County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,185 and it contained 520 housing units.[2] Ashton Township was originally formed as Ogle Township from Bradford Township on February 12, 1861; the name was changed to Ashton on November 7, 1867.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 17.83 square miles (46.2 km2), of which 17.81 square miles (46.1 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]


The township contains Ashton Cemetery.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Swords Heliport


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,109[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Ashton Community Unit School District 275

Political districts[edit]


  • "Ashton Township, Lee County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  • United States Census Bureau 2009 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

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