Amaqua Township, Boone County, Iowa

Amaqua Township is one of seventeen townships in Boone County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 283.

Amaqua Township, Boone County
Map highlighting Amaqua Township, Boone County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°05′07″N 094°06′40″W / 42.08528°N 94.11111°W / 42.08528; -94.11111Coordinates: 42°05′07″N 094°06′40″W / 42.08528°N 94.11111°W / 42.08528; -94.11111
Country United States
State Iowa
CountyBoone
Area
 • Total36.76 sq mi (95.21 km2)
 • Land36.75 sq mi (95.18 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation1,102 ft (336 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total283
 • Density7.7/sq mi (3/km2)
FIPS code19-90057[2]
GNIS feature ID0467391

HistoryEdit

Amaqua Township was established in 1871.[3] Amaqua is an Indian name meaning "beaver".[4]

GeographyEdit

Amaqua Township covers an area of 36.76 square miles (95.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Beaver. According to the USGS, it contains four cemeteries: Beaver, Grand Ridge, Maas and Maple Grove.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 297.
  4. ^ Goldthwait, Nathan Edward (1914). History of Boone County, Iowa, Volume 1. Pioneer Publishing Company. p. 289.

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