Lat/Long: 39.7000, -90.7167
Located in the northeastern corner of Pike County in west central Illinois, about four miles from the Illinois River, Griggsville was platted in 1833 and named after Richard Griggs, one of its founders. The Illinois General Assembly incorporated the town in 1849.
Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary 3rd ed., (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1997), 511; History of Pike County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1880), 515.