Orthel Township, Hancock County, Iowa

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Orthel Township
Location in Hancock County
Location in Hancock County
Coordinates: 43°07′39″N 93°54′49″W / 43.12750°N 93.91361°W / 43.12750; -93.91361Coordinates: 43°07′39″N 93°54′49″W / 43.12750°N 93.91361°W / 43.12750; -93.91361
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Hancock
 • Total 35.84 sq mi (92.82 km2)
 • Land 35.77 sq mi (92.64 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)  0.18%
Elevation 1,250 ft (381 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 247
 • Density 6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50423, 50483
GNIS feature ID 0468475

Orthel Township is one of sixteen townships in Hancock County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 247.[1]


Orthel Township was founded in 1882.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Orthel Township covers an area of 35.84 square miles (92.82 square kilometers); of this, 35.77 square miles (92.64 square kilometers, 99.81 percent) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.17 square kilometers, 0.18 percent) is water.

Unincorporated towns[edit]

(This list is based on USGS data and may include former settlements.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Orthel Township Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Wesley Landing Strip

School districts[edit]

  • Corwith-Wesley Community School District
  • West Hancock Community School District
  • Woden-Crystal Lake 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. p. 269. 

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