Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa

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Yell Township, Boone County
Map highlighting Yell Township, Boone County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°04′24″N 094°00′04″W / 42.07333°N 94.00111°W / 42.07333; -94.00111Coordinates: 42°04′24″N 094°00′04″W / 42.07333°N 94.00111°W / 42.07333; -94.00111
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Boone
 • Total 32.58 sq mi (84.39 km2)
 • Land 32.11 sq mi (83.16 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,273
 • Density 70.8/sq mi (27.3/km2)
FIPS code 19-94797[2]
GNIS feature ID 0469022

Yell Township is one of seventeen townships in Boone County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,273.


Yell Township was organized in 1852.[3] It is named for Colonel Archibald Yell, who fell at the Battle of Buena Vista.[4]


Yell Township covers an area of 32.58 square miles (84.4 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Ogden. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Bluff Creek, Buckley, Hickory Grove, Milton Lott Grave, Mount Olive and Rose Hill.


  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. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 197. 
  4. ^ The History of Boone County, Iowa. Union Historical Company. 1880. p. 528. 

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