Dwight Township, Livingston County, Illinois

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Dwight Township
Location in Livingston County
Location in Livingston County
Livingston County's location in Illinois
Livingston County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°3′N 88°25′W / 41.050°N 88.417°W / 41.050; -88.417Coordinates: 41°3′N 88°25′W / 41.050°N 88.417°W / 41.050; -88.417
Country United States
State Illinois
County Livingston
Established November 3, 1857
 • Total 34.84 sq mi (90.2 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.11%
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,494
 • Density 129.1/sq mi (49.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Dwight Township is located in Livingston County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,494 and it contained 1,961 housing units.[1]


Dwight Township was named for Henry A. Dwight, Jr., of New York, as was the village of Dwight, Illinois.[2] He was a brother engineer of R. P. Morgan, who was the founder of the town.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 34.84 square miles (90.2 km2), of which 34.8 square miles (90 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.[1]


  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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 111. 

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