Dayton, Henry County, Illinois
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|Elevation||184 m (604 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0407006|
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 Dayton, Ohio.
- "Dayton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-19.
- The History of Henry County, Illinois, Its Tax-Payers and Voters. Chicago: H. F. Kett and Company. 1877. p. 539.
- Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7.
- Google (March 16, 2015). "Dayton, Illinois" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
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