Cape Girardeau Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Cape Girardeau Township
Map highlighting Cape Girardeau Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°18′46″N 089°32′25″W / 37.31278°N 89.54028°W / 37.31278; -89.54028Coordinates: 37°18′46″N 089°32′25″W / 37.31278°N 89.54028°W / 37.31278; -89.54028
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
 • Total 70.46 sq mi (182.5 km2)
 • Land 67.08 sq mi (173.73 km2)
 • Water 3.39 sq mi (8.77 km2)  4.81%
Elevation[1] 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 37,778
 • Density 563.2/sq mi (217.5/km2)
FIPS code 29-11260[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766397

Cape Girardeau Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 37,778.


Cape Girardeau Township was founded in 1807.[3] The township took its name from the city of Cape Girardeau.[4]


Cape Girardeau Township covers an area of 70.46 square miles (182.5 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Cape Girardeau. It contains fifteen cemeteries: County Memorial Park, Davis, Fairmon, Hitt, Hitt, Hitt, Lorimier, McGuire, Mount Auburn, Nunn, Old Hanover, Saint Marys, Salem, Shady Grove and Suedekum.

The streams of Cape La Croix Creek, Flora Creek, Juden Creek, Ramsey Branch, Randol Creek, Ranney Creek, Scism Creek and Sloan Creek run through this township.


Cape Girardeau Township contains two airports or landing strips: Saint Francis Hospital Heliport and Southeast Missouri Hospital Heliport.


  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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