Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri

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Washington Township
Map highlighting Washington Township, Buchanan County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 39°45′44″N 094°49′48″W / 39.76222°N 94.83000°W / 39.76222; -94.83000Coordinates: 39°45′44″N 094°49′48″W / 39.76222°N 94.83000°W / 39.76222; -94.83000
Country United States
State Missouri
County Buchanan
 • Total 82.24 sq mi (213 km2)
 • Land 80.1 sq mi (207.46 km2)
 • Water 2.14 sq mi (5.55 km2)  2.61%
Elevation[1] 879 ft (268 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 75,694
 • Density 945/sq mi (364.9/km2)
FIPS code 29-77236[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766346

Washington Township is one of twelve townships in Buchanan County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 75,694.

Washington Township was established in 1842, and named after President George Washington.[3]


Washington Township covers an area of 82.24 square miles (213.0 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, St. Joseph (the county seat). It contains nine cemeteries: Ashland, B'nai Sholem, Memorial Park, Mount Auburn, Mount Mora, Mount Olivet, Nelson, Ozenberger and Walnut Grove.

Browning Lake and Lake Contrary are within this township. The streams of Candy Creek, Roys Branch and Whitehead Creek run through this township.


Washington Township contains three airports or landing strips: Butchs Strip, Mosaic Hospital West Heliport and Rosecrans Memorial 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. ^ "Buchanan County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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