Dodds Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Dodds Township
Township
Location in Jefferson County
Location in Jefferson County
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Jefferson County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°15′N 88°52′W / 38.250°N 88.867°W / 38.250; -88.867Coordinates: 38°15′N 88°52′W / 38.250°N 88.867°W / 38.250; -88.867
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jefferson
Area
 • Total 36.96 sq mi (95.7 km2)
 • Land 36.77 sq mi (95.2 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.54%
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,604
 • Density 72/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62816, 62864, 62872
FIPS code 17-081-20227

Dodds Township is one of sixteen townships in Jefferson County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,647 and it contained 1,163 housing units.[2]

Dodds Township bears the name of James Dodds, a pioneer settler.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.96 square miles (95.7 km2), of which 36.77 square miles (95.2 km2) (or 99.49%) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (or 0.54%) is water.[2] The township is centered at 38°15'N 88°52'W (38.255,-89.875). It is traversed north-south by Interstate Route 57 and State Route 37, east-west by Interstate 64 and also by portions of State Routes 142 and 148.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these seven cemeteries: Arnold, Bethel Memorial, Cub Prairie, Hams Grove, Meddows, Old Orchard and Warren.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Davy Jones Airport

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 2,604 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

Political districts[edit]

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. 94. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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