Wilson Township, Dallas County, Missouri

Last updated

Wilson Township is an inactive township in Dallas 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.

Dallas County, Missouri County in the United States

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777. Its county seat is Buffalo. The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk.

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

In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.

Wilson Township was established in 1921, taking its name from President Woodrow Wilson. [2]

Woodrow Wilson 28th president of the United States

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was an American statesman, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the United States from 1913 to 1921. A member of the Democratic Party, Wilson served as the president of Princeton University and as the 34th governor of New Jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. As president, he oversaw the passage of progressive legislative policies unparalleled until the New Deal in 1933. He also led the United States during World War I, establishing an activist foreign policy known as "Wilsonianism."

Related Research Articles

Grant Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Jackson Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Jasper Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Lincoln Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Miller Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

South Benton Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Washington Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Richland Township is an inactive township in Gasconade County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Dallas Township is an inactive township in St. Clair County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Burdine Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Carroll Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Clinton Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Current Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Jackson Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Piney Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Roubidoux Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Sargent Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Sherrill Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Upton Township is a township in Texas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Dallas Township is an inactive township in Webster County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.

References

Coordinates: 37°37′N92°55′W / 37.62°N 92.91°W / 37.62; -92.91

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation. To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.