Dayton, Henry County, Illinois

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Dayton, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Dayton, Illinois is located in Illinois
Dayton, Illinois
Dayton, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°29′21″N 90°19′17″W / 41.48917°N 90.32139°W / 41.48917; -90.32139Coordinates: 41°29′21″N 90°19′17″W / 41.48917°N 90.32139°W / 41.48917; -90.32139
Country  United States
State  Illinois
County Henry County
Township Colona Township
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 61241
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 0407006[1]

Dayton is an unincorporated community in Colona Township, Henry County, Illinois, United States.


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.[2] The community most likely took its name after Dayton, Ohio.[3]


The town is located in the northwest part of the county just south of Cleveland.[4]


  1. ^ "Dayton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  2. ^ The History of Henry County, Illinois, Its Tax-Payers and Voters. Chicago: H. F. Kett and Company. 1877. p. 539. 
  3. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ Google (March 16, 2015). "Dayton, Illinois" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 16, 2015.