Udolpho Township, Mower County, Minnesota

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Udolpho Township is a township in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 458 at the 2000 census. There are no recognized cities or towns and the whole township is an unincorporated area. Blooming Prairie is only about a quarter of a mile away in Steele County to the north. The township's name is taken from a gothic novel titled The Mysteries of Udolpho by the English author Ann Radcliffe.

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History

The township was first settled in February 1855 and the following spring at least seven other settlers arrived. The settlers could not agree on a name, so one was chosen, seemingly at random, by Col. Rogers, one of the early settlers. It is taken from a gothic novel entitled "The Mysteries of Udolpho" by the English author Ann Radcliffe.[citation needed]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 458 people, 163 households, and 139 families residing in the township. The population density was 12.7 people per square mile (4.9/km²). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 4.8/sq mi (1.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.25% White, 0.87% African American, 0.87% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

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