Birch Lake Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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Birch Lake Township is a township in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 573 as of the 2000 census.[3]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.3 square miles (91.6 km²), of which 28.7 square miles (74.4 km²) is land and 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²) (18.76%) is water.

The city of Hackensack is entirely within this township geographically but is a separate entity.

Major highways


  • Birch Lake (east quarter)
  • Blind Lake (northwest edge)
  • Blueberry Lake
  • Boss Lake
  • Fish Lake
  • Hattfield Lake
  • High Bank Lake
  • Hiram Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Larson Lake
  • Little Boy Lake (northwest half)
  • Little Webb Lake (vast majority)
  • Mud Lake
  • Paquet Lake
  • Peterson Lake
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Round Lake (north half)
  • Stony Lake
  • Surprise Lake
  • Sylvester Lake
  • Tenmile Lake (east edge)
  • Three Island Lake
  • Webb Lake (vast majority)
  • Woodchuck Lake
  • Young Lake

Adjacent townships


The township contains these two cemeteries: Finnelly and Hillcrest.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 573 people, 259 households, and 188 families residing in the township. The population density was 19.9 people per square mile (7.7/km²). There were 647 housing units at an average density of 22.5/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.43% White, and 1.57% from two or more races.

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