Liberty Township, Hancock County, Iowa

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Liberty Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 43°02′12″N 93°40′38″W / 43.03667°N 93.67722°W / 43.03667; -93.67722Coordinates: 43°02′12″N 93°40′38″W / 43.03667°N 93.67722°W / 43.03667; -93.67722
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
 • Total 36.14 sq mi (93.61 km2)
 • Land 36.09 sq mi (93.48 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.14%
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 276
 • Density 7.6/sq mi (3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50423, 50438, 50449
GNIS feature ID 0468218

Liberty Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 276.[1]


Liberty Township was originally called German Township, and under the latter name was organized in 1878.[2][3] It was originally settled chiefly by Germans, hence its former name.[4]

In the 20th century, German Township was renamed Liberty Township due to Anti-German sentiment during World War I.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Liberty Township covers an area of 36.14 square miles (93.61 square kilometers); of this, 36.09 square miles (93.48 square kilometers, 99.86 percent) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 square kilometers, 0.14 percent) is water.

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Liberty Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Belmond-Klemme Community School District
  • Garner-Hayfield Community School District
  • West Hancock Community School District

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ History of Winnebago County and Hancock County, Iowa. Pioneer Publishing Company. 1917. 
  3. ^ a b Andrews, Clarence A. (1972). A Literary History of Iowa. University of Iowa Press. p. 79. 
  4. ^ History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 710. 

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