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|Census-designated place (CDP)|
|Elevation||640 ft (195.1 m)|
|Area||0.625 sq mi (1.62 km²)|
|- land||0.625 sq mi (2 km²)|
|- water||0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%|
|Density||302.4 /sq mi (116.8 /km²)|
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code||217 Exchange: 447|
|GNIS feature ID||404039|
Beason is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Oran Township, Logan County, Illinois, United States. The town lies one mile (1.6 km) south of Illinois Route 10. As of the 2010 census, Beason has a population of 189. Beason has a post office with ZIP code 62512.
Beason was established on July 29, 1872 by Silas Beason, for whom the town is named. It was founded as a stop on the Havana, Lincoln, and Eastern Railroad, which is now a branch of the Illinois Central Railroad. The first store in Beason was a grocery opened by Berryman H. Pendleton, who later became Beason's first postmaster. Beason's school was built in 1893 and its Methodist church was built in 1904.
Beason is located atat an elevation of 640 feet (200 m).
As of the 2010 census, Beason has a population of 189.
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