Itasca Township, Sherman County, Kansas

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Itasca Township
Location in Sherman County
Location in Sherman County
Coordinates: 39°18′15″N 101°40′12″W / 39.30417°N 101.67000°W / 39.30417; -101.67000Coordinates: 39°18′15″N 101°40′12″W / 39.30417°N 101.67000°W / 39.30417; -101.67000
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Sherman
 • Total 33.73 sq mi (87.35 km2)
 • Land 33.73 sq mi (87.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 3,661 ft (1,116 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 321
 • Density 9.5/sq mi (3.7/km2)
ZIP code 67735
GNIS feature ID 0471248

Itasca Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The population was 321 at the 2000 census.[1]


Located in the center of the county, it borders the following townships:[2]

It lies south of the county seat of Goodland. While part of Goodland lies within the township's original boundaries,[3] the city is not part of the township.[2] There are no communities in the township proper.[3]

The intermittent source of the south fork of Sappa Creek is located in Itasca Township.[3]


Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 24 run east–west through Itasca Township, while its western border with Logan Township is occupied by the north–south K-27. A small airport lies in the northern part of the township. A railroad line also travels east–west through Itasca Township, just north of the interstate.[3]


As an active township,[4] Itasca Township is governed by a three-member board, composed of the township trustee, the township treasurer, and the township clerk. The trustee acts as the township executive.[5]


  1. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Kansas 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ a b Detailed Kansas map, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2009-03-23.
  3. ^ a b c d DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 28. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Itasca Township, Sherman County, Kansas
  5. ^ §80-301 and §80-505, Kansas Statutes. Accessed 2009-03-23.

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