Thomson Township, Scotland County, Missouri

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Thomson Township is an inactive township in Scotland County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1]

A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States that is subordinate to a county. The term town is used in New England, New York, and Wisconsin to refer to the equivalent of the civil township in these states. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both, the boundaries often coincide and may completely geographically subdivide a county. The U.S. Census Bureau classifies civil townships as minor civil divisions. Currently, there are 20 states with civil townships.

Scotland County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Scotland County is located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,843, making it the fifth-least populous county in Missouri. Its county seat is Memphis. The county was organized January 29, 1841, and named for Scotland.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

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Thomson Township was erected in 1888, and named after the local Thomson family. [2]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thomson Township, Scotland County, Missouri
  2. "Scotland County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 23, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°27′35″N92°00′30″W / 40.4597°N 92.0083°W / 40.4597; -92.0083

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