Bear Grove Township, Fayette County, Illinois

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Bear Grove Township
Township
Location in Fayette County
Location in Fayette County
Fayette County's location in Illinois
Fayette County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°57′38″N 89°11′29″W / 38.96056°N 89.19139°W / 38.96056; -89.19139Coordinates: 38°57′38″N 89°11′29″W / 38.96056°N 89.19139°W / 38.96056; -89.19139
Country United States
State Illinois
County Fayette
Established 1859
Area
 • Total 37.41 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Land 37.35 sq mi (96.7 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 525 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 599
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62262, 62471
GNIS feature ID 0428645

Bear Grove Township is one of twenty townships in Fayette County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 599 and it contained 259 housing units.[1] The township was originally known as Johnson Township.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 37.41 square miles (96.9 km2), of which 37.35 square miles (96.7 km2) (or 99.84%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.16%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Extinct towns[edit]

  • Jimtown

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains these five cemeteries: Bethlehem, Eakle, Evans, McInturff and Wright and Neathery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Lutz Airport
  • Vandalia Municipal Airport

Lakes[edit]

  • Vandalia Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Mulberry Grove Community Unit School District 1
  • Vandalia Community Unit School District 203

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 

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