Sioux County, Iowa

Sherman Township, Sioux County

The Independent published in East Orange dated Feb 27th 1878

Sherman Township.
Sherman township is next west of Nassau being Town 94 Range 45. The population is about 200. The soil is same as most of the county. Rolling prairie of rich dark loam from 2 to 10 feet in depth before clay is reached enriched by debris of successive prairie fire. From careful personal analysis we know the soil of Sioux County to be as a rule of the same character, and as productive. 2 feet or more below the surface as on top. A branch of the Floyd crosses Sherman some what west of its center from north to south, affording excellent grass lands and water for stock. Lands range from $6 to $10 per acre and that vacant is mostly held by the Iowa R. R. Land Co. There is considerable desirable land yet vacant. The schoolhouses number 4 in this township.

~Transcribed by Wilma J. VandeBerg




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