Kanwaka Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Kanwaka Township
Kanwaka Hall, once the Congregational Church
Kanwaka Hall, once the Congregational Church
Location in Douglas County
Location in Douglas County
Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 095°24′31″W / 38.96667°N 95.40861°W / 38.96667; -95.40861Coordinates: 38°58′00″N 095°24′31″W / 38.96667°N 95.40861°W / 38.96667; -95.40861
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
 • Total 46.99 sq mi (121.71 km2)
 • Land 43.85 sq mi (113.57 km2)
 • Water 3.14 sq mi (8.14 km2)  6.69%
Elevation 1,030 ft (314 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,317
 • Density 30/sq mi (11.6/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479103

Kanwaka Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,317. The name is a portmanteau of the Kansas River and Wakarusa River.[1]


Kanwaka Township covers an area of 46.99 square miles (121.7 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements.

The streams of Coon Creek, Deer Creek and Dry Creek run through this township.

The township contains two cemeteries, Mound and Stull.

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Towns and Settlements[edit]

Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.

Points of interest[edit]

  • Kanwaka Hall, located along U.S. Highway 40, the building was constructed in 1889 as the Kanwaka Congregational Church.
  • Barber School, a one-room schoolhouse now on federal property near Clinton Lake.


  1. ^ "Profile for Kanwaka, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 

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