Jamaica Township, Vermilion County, Illinois


Jamaica Township, Vermilion County, Illinois

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Jamaica Township
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Location in Vermilion County


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Illinois
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Vermilion
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established_title = Created
established_date = 1899

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area_total_km2 = 81.03
area_land_km2 = 80.52
area_water_km2 = 0.51
area_total_sq_mi = 31.29
area_land_sq_mi = 31.09
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
area_water_percent = 0.63

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 206
population_density_km2 = 2.6
population_density_sq_mi = 6.6

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elevation_m = 206
elevation_ft = 676
latd = 39
latm = 58
lats = 47
latNS = N
longd = 87
longm = 48
longs = 26
longEW = W

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utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
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Jamaica Township is a township in Vermilion County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 206 [ [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-context=dt&-ds_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U&-mt_name=DEC_2000_SF1_U_P001&-CONTEXT=dt&-tree_id=4001&-all_geo_types=N&-geo_id=06000US1718338180&-search_results=01000US&-format=&-_lang=en United States Census Bureau American FactFinder] ] .

History

Jamaica Township was created from portions of Catlin, Sidell, Carroll, and Vance Townships. The petition was filed in 1897, but the township wasn't approved until 1899 after a lengthy court battle, partly due to the excellent farmland in the area. The township was originally called Kingsley after a local chapel.cite book
last = Stapp
first = Katherine
coauthors = W. I. Bowman
title = History Under Our Feet: The Story of Vermilion County, Illinois
publisher = Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc.
year = 1968
location = Danville, Illinois
pages = pp. 22
]

Geography

Jamaica Township covers an area of 31.29 square miles (81.03 square kilometers); of this, 0.2 square miles (0.51 square kilometers) or 0.63 percent is water. The stream of Jordan Creek runs through this township.

Unincorporated towns

* Jamaica

Adjacent townships

* Catlin Township (northeast)
* Carroll Township (southeast)
* Sidell Township (southwest)
* Vance Township (northwest)

Airports and landing strips

* Maddox Airport

References

* [http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ U.S. Board on Geographic Names (GNIS)]
* [http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/ United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files]

External links

* [http://www.us-counties.com/localgov/illinois.html US-Counties.com]
* [http://www.city-data.com/township/Jamaica-Vermilion-IL.html City-Data.com]
* [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/vermilion.html Illinois State Archives]


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