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History of Cherokee County

Early County Populations

From:  Biographical History of Cherokee County, W.S. Dunbar & Co., 1889

Township 1875 1880 1885
Afton 483 690 831
Amherst 130 341 683
Cedar 331 459 574
Cherokee 1,142 1,940 2,381
Diamond 118 490 680
Grand Meadow 80 n/a 384
Liberty 175 298 572
Marcus 44 412 1,065
Pilot 631 462 672
Pitcher 326 864 1,278
Rock n/a 236 555
Sheridan 381 657 902
Silver 174 463 725
Spring 96 194 316
Tilden 183 217 499
Willow 200 259 459
Totals 4,245 8,240 12,584

Statistics About 1885

Township Families Native Born Foreign Born Total Population
Afton 155 622 169 831
Amherst 139 460 223 683
Cedar 113 457 117 574
Cherokee 501 2,137 312 2,481
Diamond 123 482 198 680
Grand Meadow 80 368 16 384
Liberty 111 401 171 572
Marcus 205 404 121 525
Pilot 131 603 69 672
Pitcher 127 455 113 558
Rock 99 413 142 555
Sheridan 175 736 166 902
Silver 147 658 67 725
Spring 61 241 55 316
Tilden 93 361 138 499
Willow 91 425 34 459
Totals 2,484 10,204 2,380 12,584

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