An Early Description of Cedar Lake Township


-- From the "Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley Wisconsin, 1891-2" page 322

 

Cedar Lake Township is equal to two regulation townships (as of 1892 - at a later date the size was reduced down to one regulation township [see Barron Co. Maps on the Communities page]), and contains seventy-two square miles.  It is bounded on the north by Burnett and Washburn counties, on the south by the town of Sumner, on the east by Chippewa county and on the west by the towns of Oak Grove and Stanfold.  In the northeastern quarter is Cedar lake, which extends from north to south nearly six miles.  Its greatest width is about two miles.  The Menomonie (Red Cedar) river runs from the lake in a southwesterly direction, and is joined by one of its tributaries shortly before it leaves the township.  Several creeks empty themselves into the lake from the east and northeast, while Pekegama creek and its branches traverse the southern half of the township in almost every direction from east to south and southwest.  There is a district school and a post-office at Ironwood on the Menomonie (Red Cedar), with a semi-weekly mail service.  It is nine miles northeast of Rice Lake, the nearest shipping point.  The population of the township in 1890 was 531.
 

 
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