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Welton Township

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

Except for Lincoln and Spring Valley, which were set up many years after the initial township boundaries, Welton Township was the last township organized in 1858.

In 1850, a group of English artisans settled a tract of land in the area and called it Welton.  The first village was 1 1/2 miles north of the present location, the site of a Davenport and St. Paul railway station.  The station was constructed near a community set up by the Seventh-Day Baptists who also established a village of North Welton.

The initial community disappeared when the original settlers, disenchanted with farming, scattered about the county to take up their trades again.

The present community of Welton was incorporated in 1908.

(Established 1858; previously part of De Witt and Bloomfield)




Popular name for the Welton Railway station



Also known as Old Welton

North Welton


Settlement of Seven Day Baptists

Old Welton

 20 Jun 1851 - 04 Oct 1870

English settlement, also called Hull.  2 miles N of Welton.

Seven Day Hill


Also known as North Welton


  30 Apr 1871 - Current

Moved and re-established

Wright's Grove


Heavy timber in center of township


33 Oakview
34 Seventh Day Baptist


Welton Township One-Room Schools
Welton Consolidated School
The Weltonian 1946
The Weltonian 1947


1925 Atlas of Clinton County Welton Twp. Farmer's Directory