Bishop, Illinois

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Bishop, Illinois
Unincorporated community
Bishop, Illinois is located in Illinois
Bishop, Illinois
Bishop, Illinois
Bishop, Illinois is located in the US
Bishop, Illinois
Bishop, Illinois
Coordinates: 40°20′45″N 89°52′29″W / 40.34583°N 89.87472°W / 40.34583; -89.87472Coordinates: 40°20′45″N 89°52′29″W / 40.34583°N 89.87472°W / 40.34583; -89.87472
Country United States
State Illinois
County Mason
Elevation 492 ft (150 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 309
GNIS feature ID 422467[1]

Bishop is an unincorporated community in Forest City Township, Mason County, Illinois, United States.[2] Bishop is 3 miles (4.8 km) west-southwest of Forest City.

The community was founded in 1875 as a station on the Peoria, Pekin and Jacksonville Railroad. The town was named for the site owner Henry Bishop. Bishop's Station post office was established in 1869, changed to Bishop in 1883.[3]

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