Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa

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Polk Township
Location in Benton County
Location in Benton County
Coordinates: 42°14′36″N 91°53′25″W / 42.24333°N 91.89028°W / 42.24333; -91.89028Coordinates: 42°14′36″N 91°53′25″W / 42.24333°N 91.89028°W / 42.24333; -91.89028
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States
State Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa
County Benton
 • Total 45.56 sq mi (118 km2)
 • Land 45.47 sq mi (117.76 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.24 km2)  0.2%
Elevation 869 ft (265 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,803
 • Density 39.7/sq mi (15.3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 52213, 52345, 52349, 52352
GNIS feature ID 0468554

Polk Township is one of twenty townships in Benton County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,803.[1]


Polk Township was founded in 1848.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Polk Township covers an area of 45.56 square miles (118 square kilometers); of this, 45.47 square miles (117.76 square kilometers, 99.8 percent) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.24 square kilometers, 0.2 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

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

Extinct towns[edit]

(These towns are listed as "historical" by the USGS.)

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these five cemeteries: Cox, Kisling, Saint Marys, Spencers Grove and Urbana.

Major highways[edit]

School districts[edit]

  • Center Point-Urbana Community School District
  • North Linn Community School District
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District

Political districts[edit]


  1. ^ United States Census Bureau American FactFinder
  2. ^ The History of Benton County, Iowa, Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical. 1878. p. 312. 

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