Clayton Township, Adams County, Illinois

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Clayton Township
Location in Adams County
Location in Adams County
Adams County's location in Illinois
Adams County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°03′37″N 90°58′23″W / 40.06028°N 90.97306°W / 40.06028; -90.97306Coordinates: 40°03′37″N 90°58′23″W / 40.06028°N 90.97306°W / 40.06028; -90.97306
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Established November 6, 1849
 • Total 36.96 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Land 36.95 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,027
 • Density 27.8/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62320, 62324, 62339
GNIS feature ID 0428817

Clayton Township is one of twenty-two townships in Adams County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,027 and it contained 465 housing units.[1]


Clayton Township is named for Kentucky statesman Henry Clay.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.96 square miles (95.7 km2), of which 36.95 square miles (95.7 km2) (or 99.97%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.03%) is water.[1]


Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains six cemeteries: Evangelical Lutheran, Meints, Pleasant View, Sargent, South Side and West Side.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Camp Point Community Unit School District 3
  • Southeastern Community Unit School District 337

Political districts[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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 84. 

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