Place:Grasshopper, Atchison, Kansas, United States


Coordinates39.596667°N 95.4375°W
Located inAtchison, Kansas, United States     (1855 - )
Contained Places
Muscotah Cemetery
Inhabited place
Kennekuk ( 1858 - )
Muscotah ( 1856 - )


Township of Grasshopper

Grasshopper is a civil township situated in the northwestern part of the county of Atchison, state of Kansas, United States of America. It is bounded on the north by the county of Brown (including the townships of Mission and Washington), on the east by the township of Lancaster, on the east and south by the township of Benton, on the south by the township of Kapioma, and on the west by the county of Jackson (including the townships of Straight Creek and Whiting).


Grasshopper was one of the three original civil townships erected at a meeting of the county commissioners on 17 September 1855 after the county was erected the preceding month. The name Grasshopper, applied first to the stream and then to the township, originated from during one of the early surveys, Maj. Gunnison's probably, when a Frenchman named Sautelle (in English, “Grasshopper”) was drowned at the mouth of the stream now bearing his name.


The township originally comprised all that section of county lying west of the old Pottawatomie road.

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