Marion Township, Douglas County, Kansas
Globe Glass Works in Globe.
Location in Douglas County
|• Total||71.93 sq mi (186.29 km2)|
|• Land||71.55 sq mi (185.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2) 0.52%|
|Elevation||1,099 ft (335 m)|
|• Density||11.7/sq mi (4.5/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0479476|
Marion Township covers an area of 71.93 square miles (186.3 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains five cemeteries: Appanoose, Colyer, Dodder, Rock Creek and Twin Mounds.
- Clinton Township, Douglas County (north)
- Willow Springs, Douglas County (east)
- Centropolis Township, Franklin County (southeast)
- Appanoose Township, Franklin County (south)
- Junction Township, Osage County (southwest)
- Elk Township, Osage County (west)
Towns and settlements
Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.
Places of interest
- Lone Star Lake, about four and half miles south of Clinton Lake offers boating, fishing, camping and swimming during certain times of the year.
- Simmons Station, an old stone house along the Santa Fe Trail that used to be a resting place and way station is standing neglected and deteriorating.
- Townsite of Marion. Located along U.S. Highway 56, the town was named for Francis Marion and was known as both Marion and Globe.
- Townsite of Baden, located one mile (1.6 km) east of the Osage county line.
- Twin Mound School, one of the best preserved one-room schoolhouses in the county and the last one to be consolidated in 1966.
- "Township of Marion". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 13 October 1978. Retrieved 2009-07-15.