Union Township, Sherman County, Kansas

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Cities and townships in Sherman County

Union Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The population was 56 at the 2000 census.[1]


Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:[2]

It lies east of the county seat of Goodland. There are no communities in the township.[3]

Several intermittent headwaters of Sappa Creek flow through Union Township.[3]


Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 24 run concurrently east–west through Union Township. A railroad line also travels east–west through Union Township, just north of the interstate.[3]


Union Township is currently inactive;[4] by Kansas law, when a township becomes inactive, its powers and duties revert to the county government.[5]


  1. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Kansas 2000-2007". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2008-09-26. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  2. ^ Detailed Kansas map, United States Census Bureau, 2000. Accessed 2009-03-23.
  3. ^ a b c DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 28-29. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Union Township, Sherman County, Kansas
  5. ^ §80-120[permanent dead link], Kansas Statutes. Accessed 2009-03-23.

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Coordinates: 39°19′49″N 101°26′49″W / 39.33028°N 101.44694°W / 39.33028; -101.44694