Decatur County Township History
Original Township Map 1880
These were set up for the first county election on Dec.15, 1879.
Thanks to Reva Marshall and the Decatur County Clerk for providing us with this information.
The first election was help February 3, 1880. There were 6 precincts or townships set up for the election. They were Grant, Beaver, Bassettville, Oberlin, Prairie Dog and Jennings. The following gives townships and dates they were formed.
Center and Custer were formed in 1880.
Olive was formed in 1882.
Garfield was formed in 1884.
Logan was formed in 1885
Allison, Harlan, and Lincoln were formed in 1886.
Altory, Cook, Liberty, and Summit were formed in 1887.
Finley was formed in 1889.
Sherman was formed in 1890.
Pleasant Valley and Dresden were formed in 1892.
Lyon was formed in 1894.
Sappa was formed in 1902.
Roosevelt was formed in 1908.
Oberlin City was separated from Oberlin Township in 1908.
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