Cloverland, Douglas County, Wisconsin

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Cloverland is a town in Douglas County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 247 at the 2000 census. Wisconsin Highway 13 serves as a main arterial route in the community.

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History

The area now called the Town of Cloverland first belonged partly to the town of Maple and partly to the town of Brule. In 1921 a group interested in developing the community petitioned the Douglas County Board of Supervisors to take a part of the Town of Maple and a part of the Town of Brule and form a new town. The Board of Supervisors considered it undesirable to create any more towns in the county in order to reduce expenses of the County instead of increasing them. This resolution was unanimously adopted. As a result Philip E. Nelson, a resident of the area, who later became a state senator, together with several other people in the community went to their state representatives for help. The Town of Cloverland was created by an act of the State Legislature sponsored by the late Chas Cole, Assemblymen who resided at South Range. The bill was piloted thru the State Senate by Ray J. Nye of East End Superior, the then Senator. The bill was signed on March 20, 1921 by the then Gov. John J. Blaine and the first town meeting was held in the C.E. Johnson School. The first town election was held April 7, 1921. Phillip E. Nelson was elected the first town chairman, Mr.King of Loveland Farm the first town clerk and Mr. Fridriksen the first town treasurer. S.E. Thoreen and Axel Pearson were elected the first town supervisors. Eli Alholm was elected assessor and E. H. Green constable. Werner Carlson was appointed highway superintendent. The town was named Cloverland for clover grew in abundance on the cut-over land left by the loggers who cut the area in the late 19th century.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 46.2 square miles (119.6 km²), all of it land. Geographically, the Brule River divides the township in two.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 247 people, 94 households, and 64 families residing in the town. The population density was 5.3 people per square mile (2.1/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 2.4/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.17% White, 1.21% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.40% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 94 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 104.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

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