Towanda Township, Butler County, Kansas

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Towanda Township
Township
Location in Butler County
Location in Butler County
Coordinates: 37°46′55″N 096°59′21″W / 37.78194°N 96.98917°W / 37.78194; -96.98917Coordinates: 37°46′55″N 096°59′21″W / 37.78194°N 96.98917°W / 37.78194; -96.98917
Country United States
State Kansas
County Butler
Area
 • Total 36 sq mi (93.25 km2)
 • Land 35.95 sq mi (93.12 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 1,302 ft (397 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,727
 • Density 75.9/sq mi (29.3/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0474577

Towanda Township is a township in Butler County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,727.

History[edit]

Towanda Township was established in 1867.[1] Towanda is an Osage-language name meaning "many waters".[2]

Geography[edit]

Towanda Township covers an area of 36 square miles (93 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Towanda. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Sutton.

The streams of Badger Creek, Spring Branch and West Branch Whitewater River run through this township.

Transportation[edit]

Towanda Township contains one airport or landing strip, Greer Miller Landing Strip.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 218. 
  2. ^ "Profile for Towanda, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 

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