Pettis Township, Adair County, Missouri

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Pettis Township, Missouri
Township
Map highlighting Pettis Township, Adair County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°05′13″N 092°35′05″W / 40.08694°N 92.58472°W / 40.08694; -92.58472Coordinates: 40°05′13″N 092°35′05″W / 40.08694°N 92.58472°W / 40.08694; -92.58472
Country United States
State Missouri
County Adair
Area
 • Total 56.44 sq mi (146.19 km2)
 • Land 56.25 sq mi (145.69 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)  0.34%
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 795
 • Density 14/sq mi (5.5/km2)
FIPS code 29-57224[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766215

Pettis Township is one of ten townships in Adair County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 795.[3] It is named for former US Congressman Spencer Pettis, who represented Missouri from 1829 to 1831 until being killed in a duel.[4]

Geography[edit]

Pettis Township covers an area of 56.4 square miles (146.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Millard. It contains seven cemeteries: Bragg, Canaday, Indian Hill, Indian Hill (historical), Shaver, Shoemaker and Stukey.

The streams of Elm Creek, Goose Creek, Hog Creek, Indian Creek, Sugar Creek and Turkey Run run through this township.

Transportation[edit]

Pettis Township contains one airport, Kirksville Regional Airport.

U.S. Highway 63 passes through the township.

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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pettis township, Adair County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Violette, E. M. (1911). History of Adair County. The Denslow History Company. p. 39. 

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