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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Dowell is approximately 465 (1990), 408 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 206 (1990), 178 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dowell is 0.96 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dowell to Washington DC is 696 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 129 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dowell is positioned 37.93 degrees north of the equator and 89.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The town of Dowell, Illinois was named after a George W. Dowell who was born in 1879 and died in 1952. He was married to Anna Midgett. He was involved in some business dealings about 1917 and bought up land in that area. He divided the land into plats & lots & sold what he could not utilize. It was named after him - DOWELL. It is in a coal mining area

Information on Founder, George W. Dowell:
George W. Dowell was the 4th son of William Jasper (1844 - 1925) and Mary Robinson (1848-1927) Dowell.
William Jasper Dowell was the son of David A. (1790 - ) & Mary Tomilson.
David A. Dowell was the son of Allen McDowell. Allen McDowell was the father of 5 children. What is interesting about this line of McDowell's or Dowels is the all of the children of Allen McDowell changed their name to Dowell. No one seems to know the reason.
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Dowell City Government

Dowell President Of Board
213 Union St
Dowell, IL 62927
Phone: 618-568-1513

US Post Office
501 Union St
Dowell, IL 62927
Phone: 618-568-1821
Postmaster: Sharon Mabry (8-2001)

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