Post Township, Allamakee County, Iowa

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Post Township, Allamakee County
Township
Map highlighting Post Township, Allamakee County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 43°06′57″N 091°32′57″W / 43.11583°N 91.54917°W / 43.11583; -91.54917Coordinates: 43°06′57″N 091°32′57″W / 43.11583°N 91.54917°W / 43.11583; -91.54917
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Allamakee
Area
 • Total 35.14 sq mi (91 km2)
 • Land 35.14 sq mi (91 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,221
 • Density 63.2/sq mi (24.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 19-93468[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468564

Post Township is one of eighteen townships in Allamakee County, Iowa, USA. At the 2010 census, its population was 2,221.[3]

History[edit]

Post Township was organized in 1851.[4] It is named for Joel Post, a first settler and native of Caughnawaga, New York.[5]

Geography[edit]

Post Township covers an area of 35.14 square miles (91.0 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Postville. According to Iowa GenWeb records, it contains three cemeteries: Cleveland (also known as Evergreen), Minert (also known as Post Township Cemetery), and Smith (also known as Bachtel or Myron). [6]

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. ^ "IA - Post township". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hancock, Ellery M. (1913). Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke publishing Company. p. 227. 
  5. ^ Alexander, W. E. (1882). History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa. Western Publishing Company. p. 405. 
  6. ^ Iowa GenWeb Project http://iagenweb.org/ |url= missing title (help). 

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