Clark Township, Tama County, Iowa

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Coordinates: 42°09′19″N 92°21′43″W / 42.155298°N 92.361917°W / 42.155298; -92.361917

Location of Clark Township in Tama County

Clark Township is one of the twenty-one townships of Tama County, Iowa, United States.

History[edit]

Clark Township was organized in 1860. [1]

In 1882, Clark Township was named in honor of Judge Leander Clark. This is documented on page 662 of the book "History of Tama County Iowa, 1883". Here is the full text:

Clark township was so named in honor of Judge Leander Clark. Quite a number of names were proposed among which were "Plain," on account of its level surface, and "Rock Creek," after the creek of that name, but "Clark" was finally decided upon. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapman, Samuel D. (1879). History of Tama County, Iowa: Its Cities, Towns and Villages. Toledo Times Office. p. 88. 
  2. ^ Page 662 of the book "History of Tama County Iowa, 1883".