Lorance Township, Bollinger County, Missouri

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Lorance Township
Map highlighting Lorance Township, Bollinger County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°17′54″N 089°58′55″W / 37.29833°N 89.98194°W / 37.29833; -89.98194Coordinates: 37°17′54″N 089°58′55″W / 37.29833°N 89.98194°W / 37.29833; -89.98194
Country United States
State Missouri
County Bollinger
 • Total 104.05 sq mi (269.48 km2)
 • Land 103.9 sq mi (269.1 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)  0.14%
Elevation[1] 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,366
 • Density 41.96/sq mi (67.53/km2)
FIPS code 29-44084[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766324

Lorance Township is one of eight townships in Bollinger County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 4,406. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population had decreased to 4,366. Lorance Township covers 104.5 square miles (271 km2).

Lorance Township was established in 1827, and named in honor of John Lorance, a pioneer citizen.[3]


As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 4,366 people residing in the township. The population density was 41.96 people per square mile (67.53/km²). There were 1,983 housing units in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 97.50% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Approximately 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Incorporated Areas[edit]

The township contains two incorporated settlements: Glen Allen and Marble Hill.

Unincorporated Areas[edit]

The township contains the unincorporated areas and historical communities of Laflin and Leopold.


The township contains the following 17 cemeteries: Bailey, Baker, Barks, Buehler, County Memorial Park, Crader, Deck, Dry Creek, Eaker, Ebenezer, Hahn, Lessley, Myers, Perkins, Saint Johns, Shell, and Shelton.


The streams of Bear Branch, Cedar Branch, Chicken Branch, Dockins Branch, Dillard Creek, Drunken Creek, Farmer Branch, Gimlet Creek, Granny Creek, Hog Creek, Hurricane Creek, Limbaugh Branch, Little Blue Branch, Little Crooked Creek, Little Dry Creek, Opossum Creek, Sunny Brook, and Turkey Branch flow through Lorance Township. Other bodies of water located in the township include Bollinger Lake, Lake of the Hills, Lukefahr Lake, Marquis Lake, and Reed Lake.


  • Grassy Tower
  • Grassy Tower Site State Public Hunting Area
  • Pellegrino Park


Lorance Township contains one airport or landing strip: Twin City Airpark in Marble Hill.

Administrative Districts[edit]

School Districts[edit]

  • Leopold R-III School District
  • Woodland R-IV School District

Political Districts[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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Bollinger County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 

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