Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Cerro Gordo County
|Coordinates: 43°13′15″N 093°26′53″W / 43.22083°N 93.44806°WCoordinates: 43°13′15″N 093°26′53″W / 43.22083°N 93.44806°W|
|• Total||35.45 sq mi (91.81 km2)|
|• Land||35.36 sq mi (91.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.22 km2)|
|Elevation||1,257 ft (383 m)|
|• Density||10/sq mi (3.9/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0467934|
Grant Township was the site of the airplane crash north of the city of Clear Lake, in which rock and roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, along with their pilot Roger A. Peterson, were killed on February 3, 1959. The site is located in the extreme eastern part of the township, near its border with Lincoln Township.
Grant Township covers an area of 35.45 square miles (91.8 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Grant. The city of Fertile borders it to the north.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.