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Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas

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Wakarusa Township, Douglas County, Kansas

Wakarusa Township

Lakeview Lake

Location in Douglas County

Coordinates: 38°56′10″N 095°15′21″W / 38.93611°N 95.25583°W / 38.93611; -95.25583Coordinates: 38°56′10″N 095°15′21″W / 38.93611°N 95.25583°W / 38.93611; -95.25583

Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
 • Total 46.74 sq mi (121.07 km2)
 • Land 45.9 sq mi (118.87 km2)
 • Water 0.85 sq mi (2.19 km2)  1.81%
Elevation 866 ft (264 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,237
 • Density 48.7/sq mi (18.8/km2)
GNIS feature ID 0479514

Wakarusa Township is a township in Douglas County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,237. It was named for the Wakarusa River which flows through Douglas County from Wabaunsee County to the Kansas River near Eudora.


Wakarusa Township covers an area of 46.74 square miles (121.1 km2) surrounding the county seat of Lawrence. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Richland.

Lake View Lake is within this township. The streams of Baldwin Creek, Burroughs Creek, Coal Creek, Washington Creek and Yankee Tank Creek run 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. The city of Lawrence is considered governmentally independent and is not included on this list.

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