Past and Present of
Greene County, Iowa
By E. B. Stillman
|This six miles square of land lies west of Franklin
township; is considered good territory, and the farmers are prosperous.
No attempt has been made to start a town within its limits, and it
divides its trade with Jefferson and Bagley. Only one church has been
erected in Greenbrier, the Methodist Episcopal structure, located in
the exact center of the township. This was built about twelve years ago
and has maintained regular services and a good Sunday school. The
future historian may make a different report. Greenbrier creek passes
through the township diagonally, a drainage basin for quite a large
section of country. Greenbrier townshp has one farmer who is able to
make a unique claim in that it can be made by no other land owner in
the county, and that is, he holds his title direct from the government.
He entered the land and still lives on it -- Nathan Harrymount.
From Past and Present of Greene County, Iowa, by E. B. Stillman, Chicago, Illinois: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1907, pg. 203.
Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass, November, 2014.
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