Kinder Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Kinder Township
Map highlighting Kinder Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°21′23″N 089°48′50″W / 37.35639°N 89.81389°W / 37.35639; -89.81389Coordinates: 37°21′23″N 089°48′50″W / 37.35639°N 89.81389°W / 37.35639; -89.81389
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
 • Total 32.13 sq mi (83.23 km2)
 • Land 32.1 sq mi (83.14 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.11%
Elevation[1] 525 ft (160 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 999
 • Density 31.1/sq mi (12/km2)
FIPS code 29-38702[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766399

Kinder Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 999.


Kinder Township was founded in 1872.[3] The township has the name of the Kinder family, early settlers.[4]


Kinder Township covers an area of 32.13 square miles (83.2 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains six cemeteries: Allen, Calvary, Criddle, Deck, Gravel Hill and McGuire.

The streams of Byrd Creek, Dillard Creek, Little Whitewater Creek, McGuire Branch and Schroder Branch run through this township.


  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. 
  3. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 163. 
  4. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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