Marion Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Marion Township
Township
Globe Glass Works in Globe.
Globe Glass Works in Globe.
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Coordinates: 38°48′20″N 095°25′41″W / 38.80556°N 95.42806°W / 38.80556; -95.42806Coordinates: 38°48′20″N 095°25′41″W / 38.80556°N 95.42806°W / 38.80556; -95.42806
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Area
 • 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)
Population (2000)
 • Total 836
 • Density 11.7/sq mi (4.5/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479476

Marion Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 836. It was named after the former town of Marion which in turn was named after Francis Marion.

Geography[edit]

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.

Adjacent townships[edit]

Simmon's Stage Station

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]

Twin Mound School
  • 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.[1]
  • 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.

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