Clay Township, Atchison County, Missouri

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Clay Township
Map highlighting Clay Township, Atchison County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°25′20″N 095°31′03″W / 40.42222°N 95.51750°W / 40.42222; -95.51750Coordinates: 40°25′20″N 095°31′03″W / 40.42222°N 95.51750°W / 40.42222; -95.51750
Country United States
State Missouri
County Atchison
 • Total 42.03 sq mi (108.85 km2)
 • Land 42.01 sq mi (108.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  0.05%
Elevation[1] 1,047 ft (319 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,798
 • Density 43/sq mi (16.5/km2)
FIPS code 29-14284[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766233

Clay Township is one of eleven townships in Atchison County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,798.[3]

Clay Township was organized in 1856, and named after Henry Clay of Kentucky.[4]


Clay Township covers an area of 42.0 square miles (108.9 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Rock Port (the county seat). It contains five cemeteries: Bush, Green Hill, Hunter, Millsap and Smith.

The streams of Boney Branch, Turkey Creek and Volger Branch run through this township.


Clay Township contains one airport, Luhrs Landing Strip.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clay township, Atchison County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atchison County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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