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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
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.

History & History Related Items

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.
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The founding of Cowden

26 August 1875


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

Cowden Municipal Building
Grand Ave At Locust St
Cowden, IL 62422
Phone: 217-783-6326

Cowden Community News

How did Cowden Illinois get its name? Thanks Tim age 9 e-mail your answer to at Key to the City

Cowden Libraries

Township Library
PO Box 275
Cowden, IL 62422-0275
Phone: 217-783-2616

Cowden Schools

Cowden-Herrick School District
Route 128 S
Cowden, IL 62422
Phone: 217-783-2126

Cowden-Herrick High School Grades 9-12 P.O. Box 188 Cowden, Illinois 62422

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