Sugar Creek Township, Cedar County, Iowa

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Sugar Creek Township, Cedar County
Township
Map highlighting Sugar Creek Township, Cedar County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 41°38′30″N 091°03′19″W / 41.64167°N 91.05528°W / 41.64167; -91.05528Coordinates: 41°38′30″N 091°03′19″W / 41.64167°N 91.05528°W / 41.64167; -91.05528
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area
 • Total 24.24 sq mi (62.78 km2)
 • Land 24.24 sq mi (62.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 738 ft (225 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 375
 • Density 15.5/sq mi (6/km2)
FIPS code 19-94023[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468756

Sugar Creek Township is one of seventeen townships in Cedar County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 375.

History[edit]

Sugar Creek Township is named for the Sugar Creek. The name of the creek may refer to either the large number of sugar maples growing along it, or to the sweetness of the water.[3]

Geography[edit]

Sugar Creek Township covers an area of 24.24 square miles (62.8 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Centerville, Lime City, Sharon, South Bethel, Sugar Creek Church and Whitmer.

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. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 33. 

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