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Dix Township, Ford County, Illinois

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Dix Township
Township
Location in Ford County
Location in Ford County
Ford County's location in Illinois
Ford County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 40°27′58″N 88°17′29″W / 40.46611°N 88.29139°W / 40.46611; -88.29139Coordinates: 40°27′58″N 88°17′29″W / 40.46611°N 88.29139°W / 40.46611; -88.29139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Ford
Established November 6, 1860
Area
 • Total 53.99 sq mi (139.8 km2)
 • Land 53.93 sq mi (139.7 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.11%
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 642
 • Density 11.9/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60933, 60936, 60952, 60957
GNIS feature ID 0428898

Dix Township is one of twelve townships in Ford County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 642 and it contained 284 housing units.[1]

History[edit]

Dix Township was originally named Drummer Grove Township; on September 2, 1864 it was renamed named in honor of John Adams Dix.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 53.99 square miles (139.8 km2), of which 53.93 square miles (139.7 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these three cemeteries: Blackford, Oregon, and Pontoppidan.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Barnes Landing Strip
  • Gibson City Municipal Airport

School districts[edit]

  • Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Community Unit School District 5

Political districts[edit]

References[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. ^ Callary, Edward. 2009. Place Names of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, p. 94.

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