Dodds Township, Jefferson County, Illinois

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Dodds 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
 • 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)
 • Total 2,647
 • Density 72/sq mi (28/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62816, 62864, 62872
GNIS feature ID 0428900

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.[1]

Dodds Township bears the name of James Dodds, a pioneer settler.[2]


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.[1] 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]


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

Political districts[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 (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 

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