1885 Minnesota Census Statistics
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1885 Minnesota Census
The following shows the 1885 Minnesota census population count
for Morrison county by area.
The Post Office, listed in the census for each area, is shown in parenthesis.
|Belle Prairie Township (Belle Prairie)||666||Morrill Township (Riees)||99|
|Bellevue Township (Royalton)||584||Motley Township (Motley)||467|
|Buckman Township (blank)||559||Parker Township (Huff)||206|
|Culdrum Township (Swanville)||420||Pierz Township (Rich Prairie)||1,275|
|Elm Dale Township (Elm Dale)||651||Pike Creek Township (Little Falls)||445|
|Green Prairie Township (Green Prairie)||363||Ripley Township (Belle Prairie)||538|
|Little Falls Township (Little Falls)||396||Swan River Township (Elm Dale)||703|
|Village of Little Falls (Little Falls)||1,224||Two Rivers Township (North Prairie)||810|
Some of the present day townships of Morrison County did not exist in 1885. The following lists the townships that did not exist in 1885 and the townships from which they were created. The information is from the "History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Volume 1" by Clara K. Fuller, Publishers: B. F. Bowe & Company, Inc. 1915. The book was not clear about some of the townships, in which case the township is listed as "probably".
|Township||Year Created||From Which Township|
|Darling||1891||no information, was Randall TS from 1891 to 1907|
|Mount Morris||1897||probably Pierz|
|Richardson||1903||probably Ripley, once known as Peavey TS|
|Scandia Valley||1893||probably Motley|
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