Township 12, Rooks County, Kansas

Township 12 is a township in Rooks County, Kansas, USA. Codell is the largest population center in Township 12.

Township 12
Rooks County - Kansas - Township 12.png
Location in Rooks County
Coordinates: 39°12′20″N 99°08′25″W / 39.20556°N 99.14028°W / 39.20556; -99.14028Coordinates: 39°12′20″N 99°08′25″W / 39.20556°N 99.14028°W / 39.20556; -99.14028
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyRooks
Township 121971
Elevation
1,991 ft (607 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total154
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
GNIS feature ID472385[1]

HistoryEdit

Rooks County was established with four townships: Bow Creek, Lowell, Paradise and Stockton. That number increased to seven by 1878[2] and twenty three in 1925. The twenty three townships were in place until 1971 when the number was reduced to the current twelve townships.[3]

Township 12 was formed from Rooks County townships Corning and Paradise[4] in 1971 pursuant to Kansas Statute 80-1110.[5] 80-1110 allowed for the disorganization of townships and assigning those territories to contiguous townships.[6]

Paradise Creek, labeled as Salt Creek on early maps, runs across Township 12 before flowing into the Saline River in Russell County.

Corning TownshipEdit

Corning Township was established from part of Paradise Township around 1884.[7]

Paradise TownshipEdit

Paradise was one of the four original Rooks County civil townships along with Bow Creek, Lowell and Stockton. The original Paradise Township was 12 miles north-to-south (2 survey townships). The east border was the Osborne County line. The west border the Graham County line making Paradise 30 miles (5 survey townships) wide.

Corning, Fairview, Logan, Northampton, Plainville, Twin Mound and Walton townships were all formed from Paradise Township. Paradise was a double township until Township 12 was created.[8][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  2. ^ "MAP OF ROOKS COUNTY, KANSAS, 1878". KS Gen Web. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rooks County Kansas". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kansas Civil Townships and Independent Cities". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
  5. ^ BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ROOKS COUNTY KANSAS (January 7, 1971). "LEGAL ADVERTISING". Plainville Times. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Chapter 80.:-TOWNSHIPS AND TOWNSHIP OFFICERS". Kansas Office of Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  7. ^ Hoskins Anderson, Laura (June 8, 1961). "A History of Corning Township". Plainville Times. p. 5.
  8. ^ Darland, H. O. (February 23, 1961). "A History of Paradise Township". Plainville Times. p. 8.
  9. ^ Dougherty, Harriet (September 21, 1961). "A History of Plainville Township". Plainville Times. pp. 12–13.