Eureka Township, Adair County, Iowa

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Eureka Township
Location in Adair County
Location in Adair County
Coordinates: 41°22′29″N 94°38′38″W / 41.37472°N 94.64389°W / 41.37472; -94.64389Coordinates: 41°22′29″N 94°38′38″W / 41.37472°N 94.64389°W / 41.37472; -94.64389
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Adair
 • Total 35.59 sq mi (92.19 km2)
 • Land 35.54 sq mi (92.06 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 1,306 ft (398 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 88
 • Density 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50846, 50849
GNIS feature ID 0467800

Eureka Township is one of the seventeen townships of Adair County, Iowa, United States. At the 2010 census, its population was 88.[1]


Eureka Township was organized in 1870.[2] "Eureka!" is said to have exclaimed by an early settler when he discovered coal within the township borders.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Eureka Township covers an area of 35.59 square miles (92.19 square kilometers); of this, 0.05 square miles (0.13 square kilometers) or 0.14 percent is water.


Extinct towns[edit]

  • Berea


The township contains one cemetery, Eureka.

Major highways[edit]


  • Nodaway Lake


  • Ken Sidey Nature Area County Park
  • Nodaway Park

School districts[edit]

  • Nodaway Valley

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ "IA - Eureka township". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. p. 837. 
  3. ^ Kilburn, Lucian Moody (1915). History of Adair County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 167. 

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