Washington Township, Buchanan County, Iowa

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Washington Township, Buchanan County
Map highlighting Washington Township, Buchanan County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°30′50″N 091°54′33″W / 42.51389°N 91.90917°W / 42.51389; -91.90917Coordinates: 42°30′50″N 091°54′33″W / 42.51389°N 91.90917°W / 42.51389; -91.90917
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Buchanan
 • Total 36.4 sq mi (94.28 km2)
 • Land 35.65 sq mi (92.34 km2)
 • Water 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
Elevation[1] 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 4,540
 • Density 127.3/sq mi (49.2/km2)
FIPS code 19-94458[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468904

Washington Township is one of sixteen townships in Buchanan County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 4,540.


Washington Township covers an area of 36.4 square miles (94 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Independence (the county seat). The unincorporated community of Otterville also lies in the township. According to the USGS, it contains three cemeteries: German Catholic, Otterville and Saint Johns.


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