Wacousta Township, Humboldt County, Iowa

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Wacousta Township
Location in Humboldt County
Location in Humboldt County
Coordinates: 42°51′40″N 94°23′18″W / 42.86111°N 94.38833°W / 42.86111; -94.38833Coordinates: 42°51′40″N 94°23′18″W / 42.86111°N 94.38833°W / 42.86111; -94.38833
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Humboldt
Established 1857
 • Total 36.6 sq mi (95 km2)
 • Land 36.6 sq mi (95 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 246
 • Density 7/sq mi (3/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 50570 (Ottosen)
GNIS feature ID 0468877

Wacousta Township is one of twelve townships in Humboldt County, Iowa, USA.[1] As of the 2000 census, its population was 246.


Wacousta Township was organized in 1858.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Wacousta Township covers an area of 36.6 square miles (95 km2); all of this land.

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Wacousta Township contains McKnight Cemetery and Union Cemetery, in addition to the Omer-Thorsen Farm.[3]


  1. ^ "Wacousta township, Humboldt County, Iowa (IA)." U.S. Census Bureau. Breakdown. Retrieved January 29, 2010.
  2. ^ History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa. Union Publishing Company. 1884. p. 890.  Note that Google Books misspells "Humboldt".
  3. ^ "Omer-Thorsen Farm." U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wacousta Township, Humboldt County, Iowa USGS. Retrieved 3/21/2011.

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