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Preemption Township, Mercer County, Illinois

Preemption Township
Township

Location in Mercer County
Country United States
State Illinois
County Mercer
Established November 8, 1853
Area
 • Total 36.88 sq mi (95.5 km2)
 • Land 36.85 sq mi (95.4 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)  0.08%
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,783
 • Density 48.4/sq mi (18.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Preemption Township is located in Mercer County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,783 and it contained 737 housing units.[1] Preemption Township changed its name from Fairfield Township sometime before 1921.

Geography

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 36.88 square miles (95.5 km2), of which 36.85 square miles (95.4 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[1]

References

External links

  • City-data.com
  • Illinois State Archives

Coordinates: 41°17′04″N 90°36′36″W / 41.28444°N 90.61000°W / 41.28444; -90.61000


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