Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

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Grant Township,
Cerro Gordo County
Map highlighting Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 43°13′15″N 093°26′53″W / 43.22083°N 93.44806°W / 43.22083; -93.44806Coordinates: 43°13′15″N 093°26′53″W / 43.22083°N 93.44806°W / 43.22083; -93.44806
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cerro Gordo
 • Total 35.45 sq mi (91.81 km2)
 • Land 35.36 sq mi (91.58 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,257 ft (383 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 354
 • Density 10/sq mi (3.9/km2)
FIPS code 19-91641[2]
GNIS feature ID 0467934

Grant Township is one of 16 townships in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 354.

Grant Township was the site of the airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, along with their pilot Roger A. Peterson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is located in the extreme eastern part of the township, near its border with Lincoln Township.


Grant Township covers an area of 35.45 square miles (91.8 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Grant. The city of Fertile borders it to the north.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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