Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas
|Willow Springs Township|
Location in Douglas County
|• Total||54.55 sq mi (141.29 km2)|
|• Land||54.26 sq mi (140.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.77 km2) 0.54%|
|Elevation||1,099 ft (335 m)|
|• Density||26/sq mi (10/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0479497|
Willow Springs Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,409. Willow Springs Township was formed in 1856. It was named after a small watering stop along the Santa Fe Trail.
Willow Springs Township covers an area of 54.55 square miles (141.3 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Bethel, Flory, Sutton and Worden.
The stream of Chicken Creek runs through this township.
- Clinton Township, Douglas County (northwest)
- Wakarusa Township, Douglas County (northeast)
- Palmyra Township, Douglas County (east)
- Hayes Township, Franklin County (southeast)
- Centropolis Township, Franklin County (southwest)
- Marion Township, Douglas County (west)
Towns and settlements
Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.
Willow Springs Township contains one airport or landing strip, Flory Airport.
Places of interest
- The Old German Baptist Brethren Church built in 1885. It is one of only 5 in Kansas and 56 in the country.
- "Township of Willow Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 13 October 1978. Retrieved 2009-07-15.