Bone Creek Township, Butler County, Nebraska

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Bone Creek Township
Location in Butler County
Location in Butler County
Coordinates: 41°21′29″N 097°04′16″W / 41.35806°N 97.07111°W / 41.35806; -97.07111Coordinates: 41°21′29″N 097°04′16″W / 41.35806°N 97.07111°W / 41.35806; -97.07111
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Butler
 • Total 37.98 sq mi (98.36 km2)
 • Land 37.92 sq mi (98.21 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 367
 • Density 9.7/sq mi (3.7/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0837891

Bone Creek Township is one of seventeen townships in Butler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 367 at the 2000 census. A 2006 estimate placed the township's population at 355.[1] The name is from the translation of a Pawnee language term for Bone Creek, referring to the fossils of mastodons and other ancient creatures found along its eroding banks.[2]

The Village of Octavia lies within the Township. The Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art is in David City, Nebraska.

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  1. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Nebraska 2000-2006" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. ^ Adrienne Mayor, "Place names describing fossils in oral traditions", Stanford University, pp. 253-254, c. 2005, accessed 9 December 2011

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