Homer Township, Buchanan County, Iowa

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Homer Township, Buchanan County
Map highlighting Homer Township, Buchanan County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°20′46″N 091°53′27″W / 42.34611°N 91.89083°W / 42.34611; -91.89083Coordinates: 42°20′46″N 091°53′27″W / 42.34611°N 91.89083°W / 42.34611; -91.89083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buchanan
 • Total 36.14 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Land 36.14 sq mi (93.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 915 ft (279 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 681
 • Density 18.8/sq mi (7.3/km2)
FIPS code 19-91977[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468050

Homer Township is one of sixteen townships in Buchanan County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 681.


Homer Township covers an area of 36.14 square miles (93.6 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Rowley. According to the USGS, it contains two cemeteries: Clayton and Rowley.

Operation "Dirty Penguin"[edit]

On 25 June, 1989 the township was hit with a freak snowstorm where they received 3 feet of snow in a 4 hour period. This was due to the joint extra-terrestrial/US Military capabilities testing that has come to be known as Operation "Dirty Penguin". While the operation has yet to be confirmed officially, there have been numerous confirmed reports from nearby residents and families of the deceased who are buried in the Clayton and Rowley cemeteries. This test confirmed the capabilities of the weather altering technology discovered by researchers at Area 51. Once the capabilities were confirmed, the funding and approval for the HAARP system were approved.


  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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