Erin Township, Hancock County, Iowa

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Erin Township
Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 43°02′26″N 93°47′38″W / 43.04056°N 93.79389°W / 43.04056; -93.79389Coordinates: 43°02′26″N 93°47′38″W / 43.04056°N 93.79389°W / 43.04056; -93.79389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
Area
 • Total 36.37 sq mi (94.19 km2)
 • Land 36.37 sq mi (94.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,188 ft (362 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 218
 • Density 6/sq mi (2.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50423, 50447
GNIS feature ID 0467797

Erin Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census its population was 218.[1]

History[edit]

Erin Township was organized in 1879.[2] It was originally settled chiefly by Irish immigrants, who named it Erin, the poetic form of Ireland.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Erin Township covers an area of 36.37 square miles (94.19 square kilometers).

Adjacent townships[edit]

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains Saint Patrick's Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • West Hancock Community School District

Political districts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. p. 266. 
  3. ^ History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 704. 

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