Muscatine County Iowa

Source: Portrait and Biographical Album, Muscatine County, Iowa, 1889, page 665


SWEETLAND TOWNSHIP comprises all of township 77, north of range 1 west. The northern portion of the township is a singularly fine body of land, and is settled by enterprising and prosperous farmers. The southern portion of the township is broken, and has considerable timber land. The township was settled at a very early day. Along the Mississippi River runs a branch of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad, having a station at Fairport, a town which is finely situated on the banks of the Mississippi, about seven miles due east of Muscatine on section 25. Originally a town was laid out on this same site by William Chambers which was called Salem, the plat being filed April 20, 1839. At Fairport a large amount of tiling is annually manufactured.

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