Lismore Township, Nobles County, Minnesota

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Lismore Township is a township in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 232 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.8 square miles (92.7 km²), all of it land. The main geographic feature of Lismore Township is the Elk Creek which flows westward and eventually joins the Big Sioux River system. (A separate and distinct Elk Creek exists elsewhere in Nobles County and flows eastward, joining the Des Moines River system.)

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Organization of Lismore Township was approved by the Nobles County Board on July 21, 1880. The first town meeting was held on August 9, 1880. Bishop John Ireland's Catholic Colonization program brought more than 4,000 people from slums and impoverished areas of Ireland to southwestern Minnesota.[3] Many of them settled in and around Adrian. In honor of the Irish settlers, Father C. J. Knauf, the parish priest in Adrian and Bishop Ireland's colonization agent in Nobles County, suggested the name Lismore, after a village in County Waterford, Ireland, noted for its beautiful castle. The town of Lismore, Minnesota, was incorporated in 1902 and named after the township[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 232 people, 76 households, and 63 families residing in the township. The population density was 6.5 people per square mile (2.5/km²). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 2.3/sq mi (0.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.41% White, 0.43% from other races, and 2.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

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