Tilden Township, Cherokee County, Iowa

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Tilden Township
Township
Map highlighting Tilden Township, Cherokee County, Iowa.svg
Coordinates: 42°41′28″N 095°48′16″W / 42.69111°N 95.80444°W / 42.69111; -95.80444Coordinates: 42°41′28″N 095°48′16″W / 42.69111°N 95.80444°W / 42.69111; -95.80444
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Cherokee
Area
 • Total 36.25 sq mi (93.88 km2)
 • Land 36.25 sq mi (93.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 194
 • Density 5.4/sq mi (2.1/km2)
FIPS code 19-94113[2]
GNIS feature ID 0468789

Tilden Township is one of sixteen townships in Cherokee County, Iowa, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 194.

History[edit]

Tilden Township was named after Joseph White Tilden (1819–1903) a pioneer who emigrated first from Lebanon, Connecticut, to Forest Lake, Pennsylvania, to Springfield, Illinois, and then to Winneshiek County, Iowa. In 1866, he claimed as a homestead 480 acres (1.9 km2) of section 26, residing there with his wife, Irene Elizabeth West, and five children. They moved to the Washington Territory in 1885.[3]

Geography[edit]

Tilden Township covers an area of 36.25 square miles (93.9 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains two cemeteries: Mount Pleasant and Trinity.

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. ^ History of Cherokee County,Thomas McCulla, Chicago, the S.J.Clark Publishing Company 1914, pg.536

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