Greenwood Township, Franklin County, Kansas

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Greenwood Township
Greenwood Baptist Church and Cemetery
Greenwood Baptist Church and Cemetery
Location in Franklin County
Location in Franklin County
Coordinates: 38°33′53″N 095°27′09″W / 38.56472°N 95.45250°W / 38.56472; -95.45250Coordinates: 38°33′53″N 095°27′09″W / 38.56472°N 95.45250°W / 38.56472; -95.45250
Country United States
State Kansas
County Franklin
 • Total 30.47 sq mi (78.92 km2)
 • Land 30.45 sq mi (78.85 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  0.08%
Elevation 1,093 ft (333 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 429
 • Density 14.1/sq mi (5.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479626

Greenwood Township is a township in Franklin County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 429. Greenwood Township contains the cemeteries of Central, Davidson, Greenwood, Hard Fish, and Keokuk.


Greenwood Township covers an area of 30.47 square miles (78.9 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements.

The streams of Coal Creek, Kelsey Creek, Little Sac Branch and Whisky Creek run through this township.


Greenwood Township was organized in 1865 from a part of Ohio Township. The Sac and Fox agency was removed from the territory in 1863 to Quenemo, Osage County, and the first settlement in Greenwood occurred that year.

The town of Greenwood is located where the Sac and Fox Agency used to be. It was here where Keokuk and the other Sac nation members were relocated after the Black Hawk War.

When the Indians were removed it was determined to start a town. Judge G. B. Greenwood, of Arkansas, then United States Commissioner of Indian Affairs, assisted in making the treaty. The original settlers laid out the town and named it after Judge Greenwood. Two or three houses were built, but the town never prospered, but instead, passed rapidly out of existence.

The settlement of Greenwood is survived by the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Community Church, and Greenwood Community Building.


Greenwood Township contains one airport or landing strip, Chippewa Ranch Airport.


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