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Columbia Township, Boone County, Missouri

Columbia Township is one of ten townships in Boone County, Missouri, USA. As of 2012, its population was 41,475.[2] The township contains the eastern half of the City of Columbia including most of the original (downtown) area.

Columbia Township
Coordinates: 38°57′23″N 92°14′20″W / 38.95642°N 92.23880°W / 38.95642; -92.23880Coordinates: 38°57′23″N 92°14′20″W / 38.95642°N 92.23880°W / 38.95642; -92.23880[1]
CountryUnited States
 • Total80.6 sq mi (209 km2)
 • Land80.3 sq mi (208 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Total41,475
 • Density510/sq mi (200/km2)
Area code(s)573
GNIS feature ID766332



Columbia Township was established in 1821.[3] Settled mainly by settlers from the upland south (Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee), the township was named after its original city Columbia, founded along the Flat Branch and county seat of Boone County.


Columbia Township covers an area of 80.6 square miles (209 km2) and is located in central and eastern Boone County. The township contains one incorporated settlement: Columbia. The unincorperated community of Shaw is also within the bounds. Hydrologically, the area is mainly drained by Hinkson Creek. Other waterways include: the Flat Branch, Grindstone Creek, Gans Creek, and Clear Creek.


  1. ^ "Township of Columbia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-16.
  2. ^ "Columbia township, Boone County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Boone County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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