Saint Mary's Township, Perry County, Missouri

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St. Marys Township, Missouri
Civil Township
Location of Perry County
Location of Perry County
Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 90°01′40″W / 37.67327°N 90.02768°W / 37.67327; -90.02768Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 90°01′40″W / 37.67327°N 90.02768°W / 37.67327; -90.02768[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPerry
Area
 • Total103 sq mi (270 km2)
 • Land102 sq mi (260 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
GNIS Feature ID767155
 
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St. Marys Township, Missouri
Civil Township
Location of Perry County
Location of Perry County
Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 90°01′40″W / 37.67327°N 90.02768°W / 37.67327; -90.02768Coordinates: 37°40′24″N 90°01′40″W / 37.67327°N 90.02768°W / 37.67327; -90.02768[1]
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPerry
Area
 • Total103 sq mi (270 km2)
 • Land102 sq mi (260 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
GNIS Feature ID767155

St. Marys is one of the eight townships located in Perry County, Missouri, in the United States of America.

Name[edit]

Saint Mary’s Township was most likely given the name by Catholic members of the community who worshiped at St. Mary’s-of-the-Barrens Church.[2] The name St. Mary's may be further connected to Catholic Kentucky settlers who originated in St. Mary's County, Maryland.[3]

History[edit]

St. Mary’s Township lies in the southwestern part of Perry County, and was organized between 1850 and 1860.[2]

Geography[edit]

St. Mary’s is situated in the southwestern corner of Perry County. There are three unincorporated communities in St. Mary’s Township: Barks, Silver Lake and Yount.[4][5]

Demographics[edit]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,681 people residing in the township. The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.4% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 0.5% from other races.[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,708 people, with a density of 16.7 per square mile (6.5 km2), residing in the township. The population density was 25 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.24% White, 0.53% American Indian and Alaska Native, and 0.88% from other races.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Township of Saint Marys". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  2. ^ a b The State Historical Society of Missouri: Perry County Place Names http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_perry.html
  3. ^ Walter A. Schroeder (2002). "Opening the Ozarks: A Historical Geography of Missouri's Ste. Genevieve District, 1760-1830". ISBN 9780826263063. 
  4. ^ Perry County, Missouri, US http://www.perrycountymo.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/152
  5. ^ Landmark Hunter: Perry County, Missouri http://landmarkhunter.com/mo/perry/
  6. ^ St. Marys Township, Perry County, Missouri (MO) http://www.city-data.com/township/St.-Marys-Perry-MO.html
  7. ^ Places of the USA: St. Marys Township http://www.placesofusa.com/missouri/perry-county/st-marys-township