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Perche Township, Boone County, Missouri

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Perche Township
Township

Coordinates: 39°05′30″N 92°25′28″W / 39.09171°N 92.42437°W / 39.09171; -92.42437Coordinates: 39°05′30″N 92°25′28″W / 39.09171°N 92.42437°W / 39.09171; -92.42437{{#coordinates:39.09171|-92.42437|type:adm2nd_region:US-MO|||||| |primary |name=

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Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
Area
 • Total 83.2 sq mi (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). km2)
 • Land 83.0 sq mi (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (Bad rounding hereLua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). km2)
Population (2012)
 • Total 4,037
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km2)
Area code(s) 573
GNIS Feature ID 766334

Perche Township is one of ten townships in Boone County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2012, its population was 4,037.[2] The village of Harrisburg is the only incorporated settlement inside the township.

History

Settled mainly by settlers from the upland south (Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee), the township was named after the Roche Perche Creek, the largest stream in Boone County (save the Missouri) and flows from North to South through the middle of the township. The town of Perche, Missouri was located where the original path of the Boone's Lick Trail crossed Roche Perche Creek. The town site has long been obliterated. The Church and Cemetery of Red Rock are located near here.

Historical locations

The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) has the following entries associated with the town of Perche:

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Geography

Perche Township covers an area of Script error: No such module "convert". and is located in the northwest of Boone County. The township contains one incorporated settlement: Harrisburg. The unincorperated settlement of Dripping Springs is also located here. At least two major cemeteries are located within the township: Dripping Springs and Botner. The Roche Perche is the main stream along with the Silver Fork and Lick Fork. Lick Creek Conservation Area is located near the center of the township.


References

  1. ^ "Township of Perche". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Perche township, Boone County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved August 24, 2013. [not in citation given]
  3. ^ "Perche (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Perche Church". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Perche Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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