Welch Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Welch 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
 • 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.


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


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.


  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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