Neely Township, Butler County, Missouri

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Neely Township
Map highlighting Neely Township, Butler County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 36°33′47″N 090°31′06″W / 36.56306°N 90.51833°W / 36.56306; -90.51833Coordinates: 36°33′47″N 090°31′06″W / 36.56306°N 90.51833°W / 36.56306; -90.51833
Country United States
State Missouri
County Butler
 • Total 59.9 sq mi (155.15 km2)
 • Land 59.86 sq mi (155.05 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)  0.06%
Elevation[1] 302 ft (92 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,259
 • Density 21/sq mi (8.1/km2)
FIPS code 29-51392[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766355

Neely Township is one of ten townships in Butler County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,259.

Neely Township was organized in 1871, and named after Obadiah Neely, an early citizen.[3]


Neely Township covers an area of 59.9 square miles (155 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Neelyville. It contains seven cemeteries: Crab, Harris Ridge, Lutz, Neeleyville, Roberts, Sheely and Sims.

The streams of Big Cane Creek, Cane Creek, Cope Branch, Fox Branch and Gaines Slough run through this township.


Neely Township contains one airport or landing strip: Wattle Landing Strip.


  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. ^ "Butler County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016. 

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