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Beason, Illinois
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Country United States
State Illinois
County Logan
Township Oran
Area
 • Total 0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Land 0.43 sq mi (1.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
640 ft (200 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 147
 • Density 338.71/sq mi (130.65/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
62512
Area code(s) 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. At the 2010 census, Beason had a population of 189. Beason has a post office with ZIP code 62512.

History

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.

Geography

Beason is located at 40°08′37″N 89°11′36″W / 40.14361°N 89.19333°W / 40.14361; -89.19333 at an elevation of 640 feet (200 m).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 147
U.S. Decennial Census

At of the 2010 census, Beason has a population of 189.

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