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)
 • Total 1,287
 • Density 31.9/sq mi (12.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 62824
GNIS feature ID 0428816

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.[1]


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.[1]

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

School districts[edit]

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

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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