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Palmyra Township, Douglas County, Kansas

Palmyra Township
Township
Signal Oak, a historic spot in Palmyra Township
Signal Oak, a historic spot in Palmyra Township

Location in Douglas County

Coordinates: 38°47′20″N 095°09′01″W / 38.78889°N 95.15028°W / 38.78889; -95.15028Coordinates: 38°47′20″N 095°09′01″W / 38.78889°N 95.15028°W / 38.78889; -95.15028

Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 82.57 sq mi (213.86 km2)
 • Land 81.92 sq mi (212.17 km2)
 • Water 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)  0.79%
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,760
 • Density 70.3/sq mi (27.1/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479537

Palmyra Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 5,760. It was named after a small trail stop on the Santa Fe Trail that was later absorbed into Baldwin City. It was originally called Calhoun from 1855 to 1858.

Geography

Palmyra Township covers an area of 82.57 square miles (213.9 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Baldwin City. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Baldwin City, Brumbaugh, Oakwood, Old Black Jack, Prairie City and Vinland.

The stream of Wymore Creek runs through this township.

Adjacent townships

Towns and settlements

Although these towns may not be incorporated or populated, they are still placed on maps produced by the county.



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