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Hampshire Township

The following history is from the Clinton Herald, July 4, 1976:

This township was set up in 1857, and its land had been discounted by many of the county's earliest pioneers as lacking in value.  However, many German and Irish immigrants stayed in the area and proved it valuable and productive; by 1875, most of the land was settled.

The township did not see any villages because of it's closeness to Clinton and Lyons.

Spring Valley Township

Set up in 1882, this was the last township formed in the county, encompassing what was left of the Lyons Township outside the corporate limits of the city.

Lincoln Township

In 1870, Lincoln Township was carved out of Clinton; and prior to that was in Lyons Township.

"Its early history has been largely covered by that of other townships of which at one time it was a part.  It was doubtless named after the lamented president who had been assinated only six years before it was organized," a county history said.

Biography of Hampshire

(Established 1857; previously part of Clinton and Lyons)


Determan Settlement


North of Two Mile

Six Mile


On Iowa 136

Two Mile


On Iowa 136


41 Holy Cross
42 Dierks
51 Pleasant Hill