Ellington Township, Hancock County, Iowa

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Ellington Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 43°12′30″N 93°33′16″W / 43.20833°N 93.55444°W / 43.20833; -93.55444Coordinates: 43°12′30″N 93°33′16″W / 43.20833°N 93.55444°W / 43.20833; -93.55444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
 • Total 35.74 sq mi (92.57 km2)
 • Land 35.68 sq mi (92.42 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)  0.16%
Elevation 1,224 ft (373 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 550
 • Density 15.4/sq mi (6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50436, 50438, 50482
GNIS feature ID 0467784

Ellington Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 550.[1]


Ellington Township was organized in 1861.[2][3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Ellington Township covers an area of 35.74 square miles (92.57 square kilometers); of this, 35.68 square miles (92.42 square kilometers, 99.84 percent) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.15 square kilometers, 0.16 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these three cemeteries: Ellington, Ellington Prairie and Pilot Knob Lutheran.


  • Deadman's Lake
  • Pilot Knob Lake


School districts[edit]

  • Forest City Community School District
  • Garner-Hayfield Community School District
  • Ventura Community School District

Political districts[edit]


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