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Bishop Township, Effingham County, Illinois

Bishop Township

Location in Effingham County

Effingham County's location in Illinois

Coordinates: 39°03′N 88°25′W / 39.050°N 88.417°W / 39.050; -88.417Coordinates: 39°03′N 88°25′W / 39.050°N 88.417°W / 39.050; -88.417

Country United States
State Illinois
County Effingham
Established November 6, 1860
 • Total 34.94 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Land 34.94 sq mi (90.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 577 ft (176 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,408
 • Density 40.3/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62401, 62424, 62467, 62479
GNIS feature ID 0428676

Bishop Township is one of fifteen townships in Effingham County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,408 and it contained 503 housing units.[1]


According to the 2010 census, the township (T7N R7E) has a total area of 34.94 square miles (90.5 km2), all land.[1]

Cities, towns, villages

Extinct towns

  • Elliottstown


The township contains these five cemeteries: Dieterich, Immaculate Conception, King, Saint Aloysius and Saint John Lutheran.

Major highways

  • Illinois Route 33

School districts

  • Dieterich Community Unit School District 30
  • Teutopolis Community Unit School District 50

Political districts


  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas

External links

  • Illinois State Archives
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