Randol Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Randol Township
Township
Map highlighting Randol Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°23′17″N 089°32′45″W / 37.38806°N 89.54583°W / 37.38806; -89.54583Coordinates: 37°23′17″N 089°32′45″W / 37.38806°N 89.54583°W / 37.38806; -89.54583
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area
 • Total 66.92 sq mi (173.31 km2)
 • Land 65.3 sq mi (169.11 km2)
 • Water 1.62 sq mi (4.2 km2)  2.42%
Elevation[1] 650 ft (198 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,030
 • Density 61.7/sq mi (23.8/km2)
FIPS code 29-60572[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766401

Randol Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 4,030.

History[edit]

Randol Township was founded in 1872.[3] The township derives its name from Enos Randal, a pioneer citizen.[4]

Geography[edit]

Randol Township covers an area of 66.92 square miles (173.3 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains two unincorporated settlements: Oriole, and Egypt Mills; and ten cemeteries: Ervin, Heuer, Iona, Lange, McKendree, Minton, Noland, Thompson, Vangilder and Zierath.

The streams of Juden Creek, Bainbridge Creek, Little Flora Creek and Soakie Creek run through this township.

References[edit]

  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. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 163. 
  4. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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