Hire Township, McDonough County, Illinois
Location in McDonough County
McDonough County's location in Illinois
|Established||November 4, 1856|
|• Total||37.83 sq mi (98.0 km2)|
|• Land||37.79 sq mi (97.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2) 0.11%|
|• Density||6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.83 square miles (98.0 km2), of which 37.79 square miles (97.9 km2) (or 99.89%) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (or 0.11%) is water.
Hire was formerly known as Rock Creek Township. It was named Hire Township in 1857 after George Hire (1790-1881), who served in the Ohio Militia in the War of 1812, and was an Illinois State Legislator in 1856.
- "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
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