Apple Creek Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Apple Creek Township is one of ten townships in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,960.

Apple Creek Township
Coordinates: 37°31′32″N 089°45′35″W
CountryUnited States
CountyCape Girardeau
  Total83.38 sq mi (215.96 km2)
  Land83.34 sq mi (215.84 km2)
  Water0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)  0.06%
Elevation577 ft (176 m)
  Density23.5/sq mi (9.1/km2)
FIPS code29-01450[2]
GNIS feature ID0766395


Apple Creek Township was founded in 1872.[3] The township takes its name from Apple Creek.[4]


Apple Creek Township covers an area of 83.38 square miles (216.0 km2) and contains two incorporated settlements: Oak Ridge and Old Appleton. It contains seven cemeteries: Byrd, Clippard, Dickman, Fulbright, Sides, Trinity and Wheeler.

The streams of Allie Creek, Froggy Branch, Hughes Creek, Little Apple Creek, Poor Creek, Sandy Branch, Sandy Creek and South Fork Apple Creek run through this township.


  1. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1. Lewis Publishing Company. 1912. p. 163.
  4. "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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