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The population of Cowden is approximately 599 (1990), 629 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 256 (1990), 251 (2010).

The amount of land area in Cowden is 1.039 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cowden to Washington DC is 672 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 57 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cowden is positioned 39.24 degrees north of the equator and 88.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Cowden history:

The Village of Cowden was established in August 26, 1875. It was named for Marcus M. Cowden. Mr. Cowden was described as a slim man and a large local landowner.
The founding of Cowden: 26 August 1875
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Cowden attractions:

Cowden Pioneer Days
August 20-21-22nd, 1999
August 25-27 2000
Lodging is available in Shelbyville, Effingham and Altamont.

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