Smoky Hill Township, Geary County, Kansas

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Smoky Hill Township
Location in Geary County
Location in Geary County
Coordinates: 39°01′27″N 096°50′26″W / 39.02417°N 96.84056°W / 39.02417; -96.84056Coordinates: 39°01′27″N 096°50′26″W / 39.02417°N 96.84056°W / 39.02417; -96.84056
Country United States
State Kansas
County Geary
 • Total 65.25 sq mi (168.99 km2)
 • Land 57.52 sq mi (148.97 km2)
 • Water 7.73 sq mi (20.02 km2)  11.85%
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,974
 • Density 86.5/sq mi (33.4/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0476557

Smoky Hill Township is a township in Geary County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 4,974.


Smoky Hill Township was organized in 1872.[1]


Smoky Hill Township covers an area of 65.25 square miles (169.0 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Fort Riley-Camp Whiteside. According to the USGS, it contains three cemeteries: Alda, Alida and Saint Johns.

The streams of Curtis Creek, Fourmile Creek, Onemile Creek, Republican River, School Creek and Smoky Hill River run through this township.


Smoky Hill Township contains one airport or landing strip, Ritter Airport (historical).


  1. ^ "Geary County History (archived)". Geary County Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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