Washington Township, Sherman County, Kansas

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Cities and townships in Sherman County

Washington Township is one of the thirteen townships of Sherman County, Kansas, United States. The population was 106 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 cities in the township, although the unincorporated community of Edson lies in the center of the township.[3]

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


Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 24 run concurrently east–west through Washington Township. The small K-253 connects Edson with the interstate. A railroad line also travels east–west through Washington Township, just north of the interstate.[3]


As an active township,[4] Washington Township is governed by a three-member board, composed of the township trustee, the township treasurer, and the township clerk. The trustee acts as the township executive.[5]


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Coordinates: 39°19′30″N 101°33′17″W / 39.32500°N 101.55472°W / 39.32500; -101.55472