Shell Knob Township, Barry County, Missouri
|Shell Knob Township|
|• Total||39 sq mi (101.01 km2)|
|• Land||36.92 sq mi (95.63 km2)|
|• Water||2.08 sq mi (5.38 km2) 5.33%|
|Elevation||1,102 ft (336 m)|
|• Density||32/sq mi (12.3/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0766269|
Some say the namesake Shell Knob has the name of one Mr. Shell, an early settler, while others believe deposits of shell fossils caused the name to be selected.
Shell Knob Township covers an area of 39 square miles (100 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains one cemetery, Epperly Memorial.
The streams of Big Creek, Carter Branch, Cedar Branch, Kings River and Mill Creek run through this township.
Shell Knob Township contains one airport or landing strip, Turkey Mountain Estates Airport.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Barry County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
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