Springdale Township, Cedar County, Iowa

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Springdale Township, Cedar County
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
 • 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.


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


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.


  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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