Pettis Township, Adair County, Missouri

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Pettis Township, Missouri
Map highlighting Pettis Township, Adair County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°05′13″N 092°35′05″W / 40.08694°N 92.58472°W / 40.08694; -92.58472Coordinates: 40°05′13″N 092°35′05″W / 40.08694°N 92.58472°W / 40.08694; -92.58472
Country United States
State Missouri
County Adair
 • Total 56.44 sq mi (146.19 km2)
 • Land 56.25 sq mi (145.69 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)  0.34%
Elevation[1] 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 795
 • Density 14/sq mi (5.5/km2)
FIPS code 29-57224[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766215

Pettis Township is one of ten townships in Adair County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 795.[3] It is named for former US Congressman Spencer Pettis, who represented Missouri from 1829 to 1831 until being killed in a duel.[4]


Pettis Township covers an area of 56.4 square miles (146.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Millard. It contains seven cemeteries: Bragg, Canaday, Indian Hill, Indian Hill (historical), Shaver, Shoemaker and Stukey.

The streams of Elm Creek, Goose Creek, Hog Creek, Indian Creek, Sugar Creek and Turkey Run run through this township.


Pettis Township contains one airport, Kirksville Regional Airport.

U.S. Highway 63 passes through the township.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pettis township, Adair County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Violette, E. M. (1911). History of Adair County. The Denslow History Company. p. 39. 

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