Garfield Township, Hancock County, Iowa

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Garfield Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 43°07′37″N 93°40′00″W / 43.12694°N 93.66667°W / 43.12694; -93.66667Coordinates: 43°07′37″N 93°40′00″W / 43.12694°N 93.66667°W / 43.12694; -93.66667
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
 • Total 35.44 sq mi (91.8 km2)
 • Land 35.02 sq mi (90.7 km2)
 • Water 0.42 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.2%
Elevation 1,220 ft (372 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 421
 • Density 12/sq mi (4.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50423, 50438
GNIS feature ID 0467892

Garfield Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 421.[1]


Garfield Township was organized in 1880.[2] It was named for President James A. Garfield.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Garfield Township covers an area of 35.44 square miles (91.8 square kilometers); of this, 35.02 square miles (90.7 square kilometers, 98.8 percent) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 square kilometers, 1.2 percent) is water.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these two cemeteries: Saint Boniface and Saint John.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Garner Municipal Airport


  • Eagle Lake

School districts[edit]

  • Garner-Hayfield Community School District
  • West Hancock Community School District

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 707. 
  3. ^ History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. p. 266. 

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