Tarkio Township, Atchison County, Missouri

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Tarkio Township
Map highlighting Tarkio Township, Atchison County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°26′59″N 095°23′13″W / 40.44972°N 95.38694°W / 40.44972; -95.38694Coordinates: 40°26′59″N 095°23′13″W / 40.44972°N 95.38694°W / 40.44972; -95.38694
Country United States
State Missouri
County Atchison
 • Total 47.93 sq mi (124.14 km2)
 • Land 47.90 sq mi (124.05 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)  0.07%
Elevation[1] 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,752
 • Density 37/sq mi (14.1/km2)
FIPS code 29-72358[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766239

Tarkio Township is one of eleven townships in Atchison County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,752.[3]

Tarkio Township was organized in 1845, and named after the nearby Tarkio River.[4]


Tarkio Township covers an area of 47.9 square miles (124.1 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Tarkio. It contains one cemetery, Home.

The streams of Middle Tarkio Creek and West Tarkio Creek run through this township.


Tarkio Township contains one airport, Gould Peterson Municipal Airport.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tarkio township, Atchison County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Atchison County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

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