Burton Township, McHenry County, Illinois
Location in McHenry County
|Established||November 6, 1849|
|• Total||10.87 sq mi (28.2 km2)|
|• Land||10.79 sq mi (27.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.74%|
|• Density||463.5/sq mi (179.0/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Burton Township was first settled by Englishmen in 1836, and the name English Prairie was given it. Later settlers called the township Benton, but upon it being learned that there was already a post office and township of Benton in Illinois, the name was changed to Burton on December 28, 1850.
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 10.87 square miles (28.2 km2), of which 10.79 square miles (27.9 km2) (or 99.26%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.74%) is water.
- "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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