West Branch Township, Marion County, Kansas

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West Branch Township
Marion County, Kansas
Location within Marion County
Location within Marion County
West Branch Township Marion County, Kansas is located in Kansas
West Branch Township Marion County, Kansas
West Branch Township
Marion County, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 097°19′35″W / 38.22500°N 97.32639°W / 38.22500; -97.32639Coordinates: 38°13′30″N 097°19′35″W / 38.22500°N 97.32639°W / 38.22500; -97.32639
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMarion
Area
 • Total36 sq mi (90 km2)
Dimensions
 • Length6.0 mi (9.7 km)
 • Width6.0 mi (9.7 km)
Elevation
1,539 ft (469 m)
Population
 • Total966
 • Density27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
Area code620
FIPS code20-76775 [2]
GNIS feature ID477348 [3]
WebsiteCounty Website

West Branch Township is a township in Marion County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 966, including the city of Goessel.[1]

Geography[edit]

West Branch Township covers an area of 36 square miles (93.2 km2).

Cities and towns[edit]

The township contains the following settlements:

Cemeteries[edit]

The township contains the following cemeteries:

  • Emmethal Community Cemetery, located in Section 29 T29S R1E.[4]
  • General Conference of Mennonite Church of North America Cemetery, located in Section 27 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Goessel Cemetery (1 block south of Main St on Cedar St), located in Section 5 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Goessel Mennonite Brethren Cemetery, located in Section 8 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Greenfield Cemetery (a.k.a. Greunfeld Cemetery), located in Section 16 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Schoenthal Cemetery, located in Section 35 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Tabor Mennonite Cemetery, located in Section 21 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Green Valley Cemetery (a.k.a. Quiring Cemetery) (a.k.a. West Branch Gravesite), located in Section 11 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Heibert Farm Cemetery, located in Section 27 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Voth Cemetery, located in Section 1 T21S R1E.[4]
  • Unknown Cemetery (no longer in use), located in Section 36 T21S R1E.[4]

Transportation[edit]

K-15 highway passes north to south through the township.[5]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Total Population - Township of West Branch". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Township of West Branch
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Marion County Cemetery List.
  5. ^ Marion County Highway Map; KSDOT.

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