Ruyle Township, Jersey County, Illinois facts for kids

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Ruyle Township
Location in Jersey County
Location in Jersey County
Jersey County's location in Illinois
Jersey County's location in Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jersey
Established November 5, 1878
 • Total 28.25 sq mi (73.2 km2)
 • Land 28.24 sq mi (73.1 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0.04%
Elevation 535 ft (163 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 421
 • Density 14.9/sq mi (5.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62052, 62054, 62063
GNIS feature ID 0429690

Ruyle Township is one of eleven townships in Jersey County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 421 and it contained 162 housing units.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 28.25 square miles (73.2 km2), of which 28.24 square miles (73.1 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.

Unincorporated towns

Adjacent townships

  • Rockbridge Township, Greene County (north)
  • Western Mound Township, Macoupin County (northeast)
  • Chesterfield Township, Macoupin County (east)
  • Shipman Township, Macoupin County (southeast)
  • Fidelity Township (south)
  • Jersey Township (southwest)


The township contains these five cemeteries: Elliott, Kemper, Medora, Oakland and Pruitt.

Major highways

  • Illinois 267.svg Illinois Route 267

Political districts

  • Illinois' 19th congressional district
  • State House District 97
  • State Senate District 49

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