Coffins Grove Township, Delaware County, Iowa

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Coffins Grove Township
Township
Location in Delaware County
Location in Delaware County
Coordinates: 42°30′43″N 91°33′17″W / 42.51194°N 91.55472°W / 42.51194; -91.55472Coordinates: 42°30′43″N 91°33′17″W / 42.51194°N 91.55472°W / 42.51194; -91.55472
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Delaware
Area
 • Total 36.55 sq mi (94.67 km2)
 • Land 36.55 sq mi (94.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 615
 • Density 16.8/sq mi (6.5/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0467630

Coffins Grove Township is a township in Delaware County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 615.[1]

History[edit]

Coffins Grove Township (formerly Coffin's Grove with the apostrophe s) was organized in 1855. It is named for Clement Coffin, who settled in a forested grove about 15 years before.[2]

Geography[edit]

Coffins Grove Township covers an area of 36.55 square miles (94.67 square kilometers). The stream of Prairie Creek runs through this township.

Cities and towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains three cemeteries: Coffins Grove, Greenwood and Saint Mary.

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Manchester Municipal Airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ The History of Delaware County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 555. 

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