Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Shawnee Township
Map highlighting Shawnee Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°30′54″N 089°36′51″W / 37.51500°N 89.61417°W / 37.51500; -89.61417Coordinates: 37°30′54″N 089°36′51″W / 37.51500°N 89.61417°W / 37.51500; -89.61417
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
 • Total 92.36 sq mi (239.21 km2)
 • Land 90.37 sq mi (234.05 km2)
 • Water 1.99 sq mi (5.16 km2)  2.16%
Elevation[1] 558 ft (170 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,460
 • Density 38.3/sq mi (14.8/km2)
FIPS code 29-67070[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766402

Shawnee Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 3,460.

Shawnee Township was established in 1848, and named after the Shawnee Indians.[3]


Shawnee Township covers an area of 92.36 square miles (239.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Pocahontas. It contains two cemeteries: Apple Creek and Darby.

The streams of Blue Shawnee Creek, Buckeye Creek, Duskin Creek, Flatrock Creek, Indian Creek, Little Indian Creek, Lovejoy Creek, Muddy Shawnee Creek, Neelys Creek, Opossum Creek, Shawnee Creek and Turkey Creek 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. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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