Independence Township, Appanoose County, Iowa

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Independence Township, Appanoose County
Township
Map highlighting Independence Township, Appanoose County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 40°51′36″N 093°02′34″W / 40.86000°N 93.04278°W / 40.86000; -93.04278Coordinates: 40°51′36″N 093°02′34″W / 40.86000°N 93.04278°W / 40.86000; -93.04278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Appanoose
Area
 • Total 35.73 sq mi (92.54 km2)
 • Land 28.10 sq mi (72.77 km2)
 • Water 7.64 sq mi (19.78 km2)
Elevation[1] 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 248
 • Density 9/sq mi (3.4/km2)
FIPS code 19-92016[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468064

Independence Township is one of eighteen townships in Appanoose County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 248.[3]

History[edit]

Independence Township was founded in 1848.[4]

In 1857 William Chadwick, Appanoose County justice of peace, plotted the village of Milledgeville along the east bank of the Chariton River.[citation needed]

North Bend Church and the Chariton River Church are in Independence Township.

Geography[edit]

Independence Township covers an area of 35.73 square miles (92.54 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Brushy, Charitan River, Cozad, Johnson, Milledgeville and Wadlington.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Independence township, Appanoose County, Iowa". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ The History of Appanoose County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 351. 

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