Clay Township, Clay County, Iowa

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Clay Township
Location in Clay County
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 43°02′27″N 095°19′39″W / 43.04083°N 95.32750°W / 43.04083; -95.32750Coordinates: 43°02′27″N 095°19′39″W / 43.04083°N 95.32750°W / 43.04083; -95.32750
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Clay
 • Total 36.35 sq mi (94.15 km2)
 • Land 36.35 sq mi (94.15 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 1,401 ft (427 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 696
 • Density 19.1/sq mi (7.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0467602

Clay Township is a township in Clay County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 696.


Clay Township was the first township in Clay County. When it was created in 1859, it comprised the entire county.[1]


Clay Township covers an area of 36.35 square miles (94.1 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Royal. According to the USGS, it contains three cemeteries: Center, TriMello and Willow Creek.


Clay Township contains one airport or landing strip, Royal Airport.


  1. ^ Gillespie, Samuel (1909). History of Clay County, Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to 1909. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 60. 


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