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|Elevation||492 ft (150 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||422467|
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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bishop, Illinois
- Mason County General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Illinois Department of Transportation. 1984. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- Callary, Edward (2009). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois.
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