Polk Township, Atchison County, Missouri

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Polk Township
Map highlighting Polk Township, Atchison County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°31′16″N 095°30′38″W / 40.52111°N 95.51056°W / 40.52111; -95.51056Coordinates: 40°31′16″N 095°30′38″W / 40.52111°N 95.51056°W / 40.52111; -95.51056
Country United States
State Missouri
County Atchison
 • Total 62.32 sq mi (161.41 km2)
 • Land 62.32 sq mi (161.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[1] 994 ft (303 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 226
 • Density 4/sq mi (1.4/km2)
FIPS code 29-58700[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766238

Polk Township is one of eleven townships in Atchison County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 226.[3]

Polk Township was established in 1845, and named after President James K. Polk.[4]


Polk Township covers an area of 62.3 square miles (161.4 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains five cemeteries: High Creek, Linden, St. John's Lutheran, Grange Hall, and Steiner.

The streams of McElroy Creek, High Creek, West High Creek, and Hall Branch run through this 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): Polk township, Atchison County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atchison County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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