Grant Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Grant Township
Township
A teepee at TeePee Junction north of Lawrence.
A teepee at TeePee Junction north of Lawrence.
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Coordinates: 39°01′20″N 095°14′01″W / 39.02222°N 95.23361°W / 39.02222; -95.23361Coordinates: 39°01′20″N 095°14′01″W / 39.02222°N 95.23361°W / 39.02222; -95.23361
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 16.56 sq mi (42.88 km2)
 • Land 16.44 sq mi (42.57 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)  0.75%
Elevation 830 ft (253 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 442
 • Density 26.9/sq mi (10.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0478832

Grant Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 442.

History[edit]

Grant Township was annexed from the extreme southern portion of Sarcoxie Township in Jefferson County in 1872. The largest town was called Jefferson until it was renamed North Lawrence in 1870.

Geography[edit]

Grant Township covers an area of 16.56 square miles (42.9 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Maple Grove.

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]

Major highways[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

The Vermilya-Boener House in Grant Township. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house is now considered an endangered site.[1]
  • Located near Lyon Street and North 9th Street, just outside of North Lawrence was the community of Bismarck Grove which held fairs and chautauquas between 1878 and 1900.
  • Riverfront Park is a park maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers that follows the Kansas River levee from Leavenworth County to Jefferson County
  • The Union Pacific Railroad Depot was designed by Henry Van Brunt and built in 1889. It was used until 1984, was saved from demolition and is now the Lawrence Visitors Information Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/mar/28/state-group-places-villa-list-endangered-historic-/

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