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Ellis Grove
Randolph County, Illinois


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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Ellis Grove is approximately 353 (1990), 363 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 141 (1990), 152 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ellis Grove is 1.174 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ellis Grove to Washington DC is 733 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 123 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ellis Grove is positioned 38.00 degrees north of the equator and 89.90 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ellis Grove Historical Events

1846, November 12
John D. Roche married Sarah Ellen Stipe.
Margaret Roche came to the United States from County Cork, Ireland and settled in Ellis Grove with her sons. In 1842, James E., John D., Thomas L. and Joseph Roche purchased a farm in the Ellis Grove area (at that time was called Florence). John D. Roche married Sarah Ellen Stipe. Witnesses to the marriage were Sarah's sister Nancy Stipe and John's brother Thomas. John and Sarah had 9 children: Mary, John, Joseph, Margaret, Elizabeth, Catherine, Edward, Thomas Logan and Sarah Jane. John Roche died on 5/23/1878 and his wife Sarah died on June 14, 1881 and they are buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ellis Grove, Illinois.

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