Clay City Township, Clay County, Illinois

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Clay City Township
Location in Clay County
Location in Clay County
Clay County's location in Illinois
Clay County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 38°40′N 88°19′W / 38.667°N 88.317°W / 38.667; -88.317Coordinates: 38°40′N 88°19′W / 38.667°N 88.317°W / 38.667; -88.317
Country United States
State Illinois
County Clay
Established November 5, 1861
 • Total 40.84 sq mi (105.8 km2)
 • Land 40.29 sq mi (104.4 km2)
 • Water 0.55 sq mi (1.4 km2)  1.35%
Elevation 430 ft (131 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 1,231
 • Density 31.9/sq mi (12.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62824
FIPS code 17-025-14728

Clay City Township is one of twelve townships in Clay County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,287 and it contained 649 housing units.[2]


According to the 2010 census, the township (T2&3N R8E) has a total area of 40.84 square miles (105.8 km2), of which 40.29 square miles (104.4 km2) (or 98.65%) is land and 0.55 square miles (1.4 km2) (or 1.35%) is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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


The township contains these three cemeteries: Barnes, Clay City and Travis.

Major highways[edit]


  • Gaskin Lake


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016 1,231 [1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • Clay City Community Unit District 10
  • West Richland Community Unit School District 2

Political districts[edit]


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