Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Illinois

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Bible Grove Township
Location in Clay County
Location in Clay County
Clay County's location in Illinois
Clay County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°52′N 88°25′W / 38.867°N 88.417°W / 38.867; -88.417Coordinates: 38°52′N 88°25′W / 38.867°N 88.417°W / 38.867; -88.417
Country United States
State Illinois
County Clay
Established November 5, 1861
 • Total 35.52 sq mi (92.0 km2)
 • Land 35.49 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.06%
Elevation 505 ft (154 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 344
 • Density 9.7/sq mi (3.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62434, 62858
GNIS feature ID 0428669

Bible Grove Township is one of twelve townships in Clay County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 344 and it contained 168 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.52 square miles (92.0 km2), of which 35.49 square miles (91.9 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.06%) is water.[1]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

History - Grand Army of the Republic=[edit]

  • The G.A.R. had a post known as the Bible Grove Post, No. 360. It was organized by William Mattoon November 14, 1883, in Georgetown. It received its charter October 30, 1883. The following were charter members: Theoren Gould, John B. Cogswell, Elias Booze, James Connerley, Richard McWilliams, Leonard Wolf, William B. Corder, John Cottrell, S. G. Curtright, Henry Nash, M. N. Lewis, E. T. Ryan, William P. Lewis, Robert Carrick, Jesse B. Vickrey. Jacob Rinehart, Joseph Killifer, Joseph Harper and Joseph Cook. The first officers: Theoren Gould, Commander; John B. Cogswell, Senior Vice Commander; Henry Nash, Junior Vice Commander; Leonard Wolf, Adjutant; Moses M. Lewis, Quartermaster;John Cottrell, Surgeon; Richard McWilliams, Chaplain; Joseph Killifer. Officer of the Day; William B. Corder, Officer of the Guard; W. P. Lewis, Sergeant Mayor; Joseph Harper, Quartermaster Sergeant.


The township contains these six cemeteries: Brooks, Burke, German, Lewis, Saint Paul and Shouse Chapel.

School districts[edit]

  • Clay City Community Unit District 10
  • Dieterich Community Unit School District 30
  • Jasper County Community Unit School District 1
  • North Clay Community Unit School District 25

Political districts[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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