Eudora Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Eudora Township
Township
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Coordinates: 38°53′30″N 095°06′41″W / 38.89167°N 95.11139°W / 38.89167; -95.11139Coordinates: 38°53′30″N 095°06′41″W / 38.89167°N 95.11139°W / 38.89167; -95.11139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 50.28 sq mi (130.21 km2)
 • Land 49.48 sq mi (128.16 km2)
 • Water 0.79 sq mi (2.05 km2)  1.57%
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,571
 • Density 112.6/sq mi (43.5/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479530

Eudora Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 5,571.

Geography[edit]

Eudora Township covers an area of 50.28 square miles (130.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Eudora. According to the USGS, it contains two cemeteries: Day and Eudora.

The streams of Coleman Creek, Little Wakarusa Creek, Spring Creek and Wakarusa River run through this township.

Adjacent townships[edit]

Towns and settlements[edit]

Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.

Transportation[edit]

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Airports[edit]

Eudora Township contains one airport or landing strip, Gage Farm Airport.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Along County Road 1057, near K-10 on the Wakarusa River was the site of Blue Jacket’s Crossing, a crossing point for the Oregon Trail. A park at 12th & Cedar in Eudora memorializes Blue Jacket.
  • Southwest of Eudora, along Winchester Road, is the Beni Israel Cemetery. A cemetery given to the Jewish community in 1858. Many of the headstones have Hebrew characters on them and the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
  • Southwest of Eudora is the Dorothy Akin Prairie Preserve, a scenic prairie easement maintained by the Kansas Land Trust since 1994. The area provides a scenic view, various species of wildflowers and plenty of open space.

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