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History of Fayette County, Iowa,

A history of the County, its Cities, Towns Etc.

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The Surveys of Fayette County

As previously stated, only four townships in Fayette County embraced in the Black Hawk Purchase were surveyed prior to 1841. The date of the several surveys and names of surveyors of the several townships, as exhibited by the original plats of Government Surveys on deposit in the State Land Office of Iowa are as follows:

Township 91, Range 7 (Putnam): Township 91, Range 8 (Scott); Township 92, Range 7 (Fairfield); Township 92, Range 8 (Smithfield.) . Township lines established by Orson Lyon, in the summer of 1837; subdivisions by Jas. Videto, in third and fourth quarters of 1837.

Township 91, Range 9 (Jefferson).  East and north township line by Orson Lyon, in second quarter of 1837, and west township line by George W. Harrison, second quarter of 1841. Subdivisions by William P. Hall, third quarter of 1841. Re-survey of northern boundary by William P. Hall, third quarter of 1841.

Township 91, Range 10 (Oran).  South, west and north township lines by Isaac N. Higbee, August and September, 1845; east township line, George W. Harrison, May 1841. Subdivided by Thomas Hurley, December 1846.

Township 92, Range 9 (Harlan).  South township line by William P. Hall, August, 1841; east township line by Orson Lyon, May 1837; west township line, re-survey, John Ball, October 1848; north township line, Guy H. Carleton, August 1848. Subdivided by William H. Merritt, October, 1848.

Township 92, Range 10 (Fremont).  South township line, Isaac N. Higbee, September, 1845; west, north and re-survey east township lines, John Ball, August and November 1848. Subdivided by John Parker, May, 1849.

Township 93, Range 7 (Illyria).  South and part of east township lines, Orson Lyon, June, 1837; west, north and part of east township lines, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by William H. Merritt, November, 1848.

Township 93, Range 8 (Westfield).  South township line, Orson Lyon, June, 1837; east, north, and west township lines, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by William H. Merritt, November, 1848.

Township 93, Range 9 (Center).  Township lines, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by William H. Merritt, October, 1848.

Township 93, Range 10 (Banks).  East township line, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848; south, west and north township lines, John Ball, August and September, 1848. Subdivided by John Parker, November, 1848.

Township 94, Range 10 (Bethel).  East township line, Guy H. Carleton, August 1848; south, west and north township lines, John Ball, September, 1848. Subdivided by John Parker, 1849.

Township 95, Range 10 (Eden).   South, west and north township lines, John Ball, September, 1848; east township line, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by John Parker, August and September, 1849.

Township 94, Range 9 (Windsor).   Township lines, Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by Wm. H. Merritt, October, 1848.

Township 95, Range 9 (Auburn).   Township lines by Guy H. Carleton, August and September, 1848. Subdivisions by Hugh Trenor, March and April, 1849.

Township 94, Range 8 (West Union).    Township lines by Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivided by Hugh Trenor, April, 1849.

Township 95, Range 8 (Dover).   Township lines by Guy H. Carleton, August and September, 1848. Subdivided by Hugh Trenor, April, 1849.

Township 94, Range 7 (Pleasant Valley).  Township lines by Guy H. Carleton, August, 1848. Subdivisions by John Fitzpatrick, April and May, 1849.

Township 95, Range 7 (Clermont).   Township lines by Guy H. Carleton, August and September, 1848. Subdivisions by John Fitzpatrick, May 1849.

 
 
     

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