Sigel Township, Brown County, Minnesota

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Sigel Township is a township in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 432 as of the 2000 census.[3] The township was first settled in 1856 and organized during the American Civil War in 1862, and was named in honor of German immigrant and Union Army general Franz Sigel.[4]



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 39.6 square miles (102.6 km²), of which 38.8 square miles (100.4 km²) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) (2.15%) is water. The Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Rivers flow through the township.[5]


  • Clear Lake
  • Juni Lake
  • School Lake
  • Zanders Lake (east quarter)

Adjacent townships


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 432 people, 151 households, and 122 families residing in the township. The population density was 11.1 people per square mile (4.3/km²). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 4.1/sq mi (1.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.84% White, 0.23% Asian, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 151 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.5% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.20.

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