Thornfield Township, Ozark County, Missouri

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Thornfield Township is an inactive township in Ozark 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.

Ozark County, Missouri County in the United States

Ozark County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,723. The largest city and county seat is Gainesville. The county was organized as Ozark County, named after the Ozark Mountains, on January 29, 1841. It was renamed Decatur County, after Commodore Stephen Decatur, from 1843 to 1845, after which the name Ozark County was restored.

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Thornfield Township was erected in 1870, taking its name from the local Thornfield family. [2]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornfield Township, Ozark County, Missouri
  2. "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

Coordinates: 36°42′49″N92°40′48″W / 36.7136°N 92.6800°W / 36.7136; -92.6800

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