Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Byrd Township
Township
Map highlighting Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°23′28″N 089°40′02″W / 37.39111°N 89.66722°W / 37.39111; -89.66722Coordinates: 37°23′28″N 089°40′02″W / 37.39111°N 89.66722°W / 37.39111; -89.66722
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area
 • Total 62.64 sq mi (162.23 km2)
 • Land 62.62 sq mi (162.2 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)  0.02%
Elevation[1] 430 ft (131 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 15,693
 • Density 250.6/sq mi (96.8/km2)
FIPS code 29-10234[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766396

Byrd Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 15,693.

History[edit]

Byrd Township was founded in 1807 as one of the original five townships of Cape Girardeau County.[3] The township has the name of Abraham Byrd, a county commissioner.[4]

Geography[edit]

Byrd Township covers an area of 62.64 square miles (162.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Jackson (the county seat). It contains ten cemeteries: Byrd, Herzinger, Horrell, Howard, Mogler, Ramsey, Russell, Russell Heights, Slinkerd and Walker.

The streams of Cane Creek, Goose Creek, Helderman Creek and Horrell Creek run through this township.

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 163. 
  4. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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