Springdale Township, Cedar County, Iowa

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Springdale Township, Cedar County
Township
Map highlighting Springdale Township, Cedar County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 41°38′30″N 091°18′29″W / 41.64167°N 91.30806°W / 41.64167; -91.30806Coordinates: 41°38′30″N 091°18′29″W / 41.64167°N 91.30806°W / 41.64167; -91.30806
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cedar
Area
 • Total 36.37 sq mi (94.21 km2)
 • Land 36.37 sq mi (94.21 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 719 ft (219 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,857
 • Density 78.6/sq mi (30.3/km2)
FIPS code 19-93975[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468739

Springdale Township is one of seventeen townships in Cedar County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,857.

History[edit]

Springdale Township was established in 1853.[3] Springdale Township was an important point on the Underground Railroad.[4]

Geography[edit]

Springdale Township covers an area of 36.37 square miles (94.2 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, West Branch. According to the USGS, it contains six cemeteries: Chamness, Downey, Hickory Grove, Old Friends, Springdale and West Branch. The unincorporated community of Springdale was historically important in the anti-slavery movement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Aurner, Clarence Ray (1910). A Topical History of Cedar County, Iowa, Volume 1. S. J. Clarke. p. 127. 
  4. ^ The History of Cedar County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, etc. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 518. 

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