An Early Description of Clinton Township

-- From the "Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley Wisconsin, 1891-2" pages 324 - 325.


Clinton Township is nine miles in length from north to south, and six miles in width from east to west, containing fifty-four square miles.  it is bounded on the north by the town of Cumberland, on the south by the town of Prairie Farm, on the east by the towns of Barron and Maple Grove, and on the west by the town of Turtle Lake.  In the center of the northern half of the township is lake Poskin.  Vermillion river runs into it from the north, and out of it in a southeasterly direction.  Hay creek flows through the whole western half of the township, from north to south, in a most devious fashion.  Half way down it is joined by Lightning creek from the northwest.  A branch of Vermillion river rises in the southeastern section, and takes a northerly course until it unites with the main stream.  Poskin Lake, on the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie railway, was formerly called Cosgrove, and it was surveyed and platted with that name in August, 1887.  The Poskin Lake Lumber Company have a steam saw-mill there.  The post-office name is Poskin.  Lightning City is also another station on the same line of road, between Poskin Lake and Turtle Lake.  The township had a population, in 1890, of 479.


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