Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa

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Canton Township
Location in Benton County
Location in Benton County
Coordinates: 42°04′56″N 91°53′37″W / 42.08222°N 91.89361°W / 42.08222; -91.89361Coordinates: 42°04′56″N 91°53′37″W / 42.08222°N 91.89361°W / 42.08222; -91.89361
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
County Benton
 • Total 35.4 sq mi (91.68 km2)
 • Land 35.29 sq mi (91.41 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.27 km2)  0.29%
Elevation 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 847
 • Density 24/sq mi (9.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52324, 52332, 52349
GNIS feature ID 0467528

Canton Township is one of twenty townships in Benton County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 847.[1]


Canton Township was founded in 1846.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Canton Township covers an area of 35.4 square miles (91.68 square kilometers); of this, 35.29 square miles (91.41 square kilometers, 99.71 percent) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.27 square kilometers, 0.29 percent) is water.

The city of Shellsburg is entirely within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Oakwood, Parkers Grove and Shellsburg.


School districts[edit]

  • Benton Community School District
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ The History of Benton County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical. 1878. p. 312. 

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