Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Welch Township
Township
Map highlighting Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°11′08″N 089°44′51″W / 37.18556°N 89.74750°W / 37.18556; -89.74750Coordinates: 37°11′08″N 089°44′51″W / 37.18556°N 89.74750°W / 37.18556; -89.74750
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
Area
 • Total 59.55 sq mi (154.23 km2)
 • Land 59.41 sq mi (153.86 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)  0.23%
Elevation[1] 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,344
 • Density 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km2)
FIPS code 29-78280[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766403

Welch Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,344.

History[edit]

Welch Township was founded in 1856.[3] The township has the name of M. Welch, a local judge.[4]

Geography[edit]

Welch Township covers an area of 59.55 square miles (154.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Delta. It contains two cemeteries: Hitt and Kenyon.

Round Pond (historical) is within this township.

References[edit]

  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. ^ History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 163. 
  4. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 

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