Netawaka Township, Jackson County, Kansas
Location in Jackson County
|• Total||36.09 sq mi (93.48 km2)|
|• Land||36.04 sq mi (93.35 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2) 0.13%|
|Elevation||1,132 ft (345 m)|
|• Density||10/sq mi (3.9/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0473236|
Netawaka Township was formerly occupied by the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, until they were removed to a reservation in Brown County. It was bought by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1870 and opened for settlement. Netawaka Township was formed in 1871. Netawaka is a Native American name meaning "fair view".
Netawaka Township covers an area of 36.09 square miles (93.48 square kilometers); of this, 0.05 square miles (0.12 square kilometers) or 0.13 percent is water. The streams of Mosquito Creek and Wolfley Creek run through this township.
Cities and towns
- Powhattan Township, Brown County (north)
- Whiting Township (east)
- Straight Creek Township (southeast)
- Liberty Township (south)
- Jefferson Township (southwest)
- Wetmore Township, Nemaha County (west)
- Granada Township, Nemaha County (northwest)
- Barr, Elizabeth N. (1907). Business directory and history of Jackson County. p. 33.
- Barr, Elizabeth N. (1907). Business directory and history of Jackson County. p. 13.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 354.
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