Dayton is an unincorporated community in Colona Township, Henry County, Illinois, United States.
History [ edit ]
One of the oldest towns in the county, the town of Dayton was laid out in October 1836. It was once a stop on the Chicago, Dixon and Rock Island stage route.
The community most likely took its name after [2 ] Dayton, Ohio. [3 ]
Geography [ edit ]
The town is located in the northwest part of the county just south of
Cleveland. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Dayton". . Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey . Retrieved . 2009-09-19
^ . Chicago: H. F. Kett and Company. 1877. p. 539. The History of Henry County, Illinois, Its Tax-Payers and Voters
^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). . University of Illinois Press. p. 88. Place Names of Illinois ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
^ Google (March 16, 2015). "Dayton, Illinois" (Map). . Google Google Maps . Retrieved . March 16, 2015