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Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa

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Country  United States
County  Benton
ZIP codes  52324, 52332, 52349
Elevation  250 m
Local time  Wednesday 6:17 AM
State  Iowa
Time zone  CST (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID  0467528
Area  91.68 km²
Population  847 (2000)
Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa
Weather  3°C, Wind W at 35 km/h, 46% Humidity

Canton Township is one of twenty townships in Benton County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 847.


Map of Canton, IA, USA


Canton Township was founded in 1846.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Canton Township covers an area of 35.4 square miles (91.68 square kilometers); of this, 35.29 square miles (91.41 square kilometers, 99.71 percent) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.27 square kilometers, 0.29 percent) is water.

The city of Shellsburg is entirely within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Adjacent townships

  • Benton Township (north)
  • Shellsburg Township (northeast)
  • Fayette Township, Linn County (east)
  • Clinton Township, Linn County (southeast)
  • Fremont Township (south)
  • Eldorado Township (southwest)
  • Eden Township (west)
  • Taylor Township (northwest)
  • Cemeteries

    The township contains these three cemeteries: Oakwood, Parkers Grove and Shellsburg.


  • Pleasant Creek State Park (vast majority)
  • School districts

  • Benton Community School District
  • Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District
  • Political districts

  • Iowa's 3rd congressional district
  • State House District 39
  • State Senate District 20
  • References

    Canton Township, Benton County, Iowa Wikipedia

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