Monroe Township, Benton County, Iowa

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Monroe Township
Location in Benton County
Location in Benton County
Coordinates: 42°10′27″N 92°14′35″W / 42.17417°N 92.24306°W / 42.17417; -92.24306Coordinates: 42°10′27″N 92°14′35″W / 42.17417°N 92.24306°W / 42.17417; -92.24306
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
County Benton
 • Total 36.31 sq mi (94.04 km2)
 • Land 36.3 sq mi (94.01 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)  0.03%
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 259
 • Density 7.1/sq mi (2.8/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52224, 52229
GNIS feature ID 0468391

Monroe Township is one of twenty townships in Benton County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 259.[1]


Monroe Township was founded in 1851.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Monroe Township covers an area of 36.31 square miles (94.04 square kilometers); of this, 36.3 square miles (94.01 square kilometers, 99.97 percent) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 square kilometers, 0.03 percent) is water.

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these four cemeteries: Gnagy, Ramthun, Saint Joseph and Urmy.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Union Community School District
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ The History of Benton County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical. 1878. p. 312. 

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