Gower Township, Cedar County, Iowa

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Gower Township, Cedar County
Township
Map highlighting Gower Township, Cedar County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 091°18′25″W / 41.72889°N 91.30694°W / 41.72889; -91.30694Coordinates: 41°43′44″N 091°18′25″W / 41.72889°N 91.30694°W / 41.72889; -91.30694
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area
 • Total 34.72 sq mi (89.94 km2)
 • Land 34.47 sq mi (89.27 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
Elevation[1] 748 ft (228 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 528
 • Density 15.3/sq mi (5.9/km2)
FIPS code 19-91593[2]
GNIS feature ID 0467918

Gower Township is one of seventeen townships in Cedar County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 528.

History[edit]

Gower Township is named for Robert Gower, who arrived in 1841 and led the efforts to build a bridge there.[3]

Geography[edit]

Gower Township covers an area of 34.72 square miles (89.9 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains three cemeteries: Honey Grove, Howard and Saint Josephs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 146. 

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