Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Illinois
|Bible Grove Township|
Location in Clay County
Clay County's location in Illinois
|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)|
|• 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|
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.
(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)
History - Grand Army of the Republic=
- 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.
- 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
- Illinois' 19th congressional district
- State House District 108
- State Senate District 54
- "Bible Grove Township, Clay County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States National Atlas
- "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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