Chelsea Township, Butler County, Kansas

Chelsea Township
Location in Butler County
Location in Butler County
Coordinates: 37°55′10″N 096°39′56″W / 37.91944°N 96.66556°W / 37.91944; -96.66556
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyButler
Area
 • Total107.21 sq mi (277.68 km2)
 • Land100.62 sq mi (260.6 km2)
 • Water6.59 sq mi (17.08 km2)  6.15%
Elevation
1,434 ft (437 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total190
 • Density1.9/sq mi (0.7/km2)
GNIS ID0474400

Chelsea Township is a township in Butler County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 190.

History

Chelsea Township was organized in 1876.[1] The township was named by a settler from Boston after Chelsea, Massachusetts.[2] Some sources give it as the birthplace of painter Gladys Nelson Smith.[3]

Geography

Chelsea Township covers an area of 107.21 square miles (277.7 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Chelsea.

The streams of Cole Creek, Durechen Creek and Gilmore Branch run through this township.

References

  1. ^ Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 37.
  2. ^ Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 104.
  3. ^ Virgil E. McMahan (1995). The Artists of Washington, D.C., 1796–1996. Artists of Washington. ISBN 978-0-9649101-0-2.
  • USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Further reading

  • Chelsea: The Town, Township, Community, and Cemetery.; John Milbourn; 1990.

External links

  • City-Data.com


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