Smoky Hill Township, Geary County, Kansas

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Smoky Hill Township
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
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

Smoky Hill Township was organized in 1872.[1]

Geography[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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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