Dawson Township, McLean County, Illinois

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Dawson Township
Township
Location in McLean County
Location in McLean County
McLean County's location in Illinois
McLean County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County McLean
Established After 1920
Area
 • Total 37.52 sq mi (97.2 km2)
 • Land 37.26 sq mi (96.5 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.7 km2)  0.69%
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 590
 • Density 15.8/sq mi (6.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 17-113-18732

Dawson Township is located in McLean County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 590 and it contained 253 housing units.[2] Dawson Township was originally named Lee Township, but changed to Padua Township on May 17, 1858, and then to Dawson on an unknown date.

Dawson Township was named for John Wells Dawson, a pioneer settler.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.52 square miles (97.2 km2), of which 37.26 square miles (96.5 km2) (or 99.31%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 0.69%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 590 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

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. 88. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (January 22, 2008). " "The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States". US Geological Survey. Govt. Print. Off.: 258. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°26′13″N 88°45′09″W / 40.43694°N 88.75250°W / 40.43694; -88.75250