Whitewater Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

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Whitewater Township
Map highlighting Whitewater Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 37°27′10″N 089°48′16″W / 37.45278°N 89.80444°W / 37.45278; -89.80444Coordinates: 37°27′10″N 089°48′16″W / 37.45278°N 89.80444°W / 37.45278; -89.80444
Country United States
State Missouri
County Cape Girardeau
 • Total 36.5 sq mi (94.54 km2)
 • Land 36.45 sq mi (94.41 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.14%
Elevation[1] 443 ft (135 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,263
 • Density 34.7/sq mi (13.4/km2)
FIPS code 29-79630[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766404

Whitewater Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,263.


Whitewater Township was founded in 1852.[3] The township took its name from the Whitewater River.[4]


Whitewater Township covers an area of 36.5 square miles (95 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains thirteen cemeteries: Baker, Estes, Gladish, Kurre, Mayfield, Miller, Old Caney Fork, Old Niswonger, Riehn, Schmidt, Snyder, Wilkinson and Wise.

The streams of Caney Fork, Crawford Creek, Dry Creek, Little Muddy Creek, Panther Creek, Sandy Branch and Wolf Creek run through 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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