Hire Township, McDonough County, Illinois

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Hire Township
Location in McDonough County
Location in McDonough County
McDonough County's location in Illinois
McDonough County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County McDonough
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%
Population (2010)
 • Total 229
 • Density 6.1/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Hire Township is located in McDonough County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 229 and it contained 117 housing units.[1]


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.[1]


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.


  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. 

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Coordinates: 40°30′11″N 90°50′45″W / 40.50306°N 90.84583°W / 40.50306; -90.84583