Home Banks Businesses Cemeteries Census Churches City Hall Community Center Elevator Families Fire Dept Fish Fry Garages etc. Hotels, Bars etc. Land Assessment Lodges Maps Military Mills News Police Dept Population Post Office Railroad Residences Schools Stores Theater Timeline Water Tower World War 1 Acknowledgements

© XeniaOPS 2014-2020

hosted by oneplacestudy.org



a one-place study

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print

Please email any stories, images, news reports etc. to info@xenia.oneplacestudy.org

 Welcome to Xenia Township and Village

Xenia Township is one of 12 townships making up Clay County in Illinois. Its major settlement is the village of Xenia.  

The village center has actually shifted since it was first laid out in 1834. It moved southward from the old State road once the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway arrived in 1854. Businesses were established on Front Street but many stores were gutted by a fire in 1903 and had to be rebuilt. The former center near the old State road is now known as Upper Town.

By 1880 the population of the township had grown to over 1,400 but by 2010 it had fallen to 658. Xenia held its sesqui-centennial celebrations in August 1984. It is also famed for its Annual ‘Fish Fry’ celebrations.

twitter feed

Looking for information on other places in Illinois? Check out the ILGenWeb Project

Latest Page Updates:

December 2020:

- City Hall

- Community Center

- Fire Dept

- Garages

- Population

- Railroad

- Schools

Fire Dept Banks City Hall