Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa

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Yell Township, Boone County
Township
Map highlighting Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°04′24″N 094°00′04″W / 42.07333°N 94.00111°W / 42.07333; -94.00111Coordinates: 42°04′24″N 094°00′04″W / 42.07333°N 94.00111°W / 42.07333; -94.00111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Boone
Area
 • Total 32.58 sq mi (84.39 km2)
 • Land 32.11 sq mi (83.16 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,273
 • Density 70.8/sq mi (27.3/km2)
FIPS code 19-94797[2]
GNIS feature ID 0469022

Yell Township is one of seventeen townships in Boone County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,273.

History[edit]

Yell Township was organized in 1852.[3] It is named for Colonel Yell, who fell at the Battle of Buena Vista.[4]

Geography[edit]

Yell Township covers an area of 32.58 square miles (84.4 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Ogden. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Bluff Creek, Buckley, Hickory Grove, Milton Lott Grave, Mount Olive and Rose Hill.

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. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 197. 
  4. ^ The History of Boone County, Iowa. Union Historical Company. 1880. p. 528. 

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