Wilson Township, Audrain County, Missouri

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Wilson Township
Township
Map highlighting Wilson Township, Audrain County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 39°11′22″N 092°01′57″W / 39.18944°N 92.03250°W / 39.18944; -92.03250Coordinates: 39°11′22″N 092°01′57″W / 39.18944°N 92.03250°W / 39.18944; -92.03250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Audrain
Area
 • Total 136.71 sq mi (354.09 km2)
 • Land 135.93 sq mi (352.07 km2)
 • Water 0.78 sq mi (2.03 km2)  0.57%
Elevation[1] 820 ft (250 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,633
 • Density 12/sq mi (4.6/km2)
FIPS code 29-80152[2]
GNIS feature ID 0766248

Wilson Township is one of eight townships in Audrain County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 1,633.[3]

History[edit]

Wilson Township was established in 1837.[4] The township has the name of Daniel Wilson, a pioneer settler.[5]

Geography[edit]

Wilson Township covers an area of 136.7 square miles (354.1 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. It contains one cemetery, Skull Lick.

The streams of Big Branch, Goodwater Creek, Hitt Branch, Mayes Branch and Possum Walk Creek run through 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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wilson township, Audrain County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Audrain County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 204. 

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