Hersey Township, Nobles County, Minnesota

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Hersey Township is a township in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 257 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.1 square miles (90.9 km²), all of it land. The main geographic featurew of Hersey Township is the Elk Creek which cuts eastward through the county, eventually flowing into the Des Moines River system. (A separate and distinct Elk Creek also exists in Nobles County. This second Elk Creek flows westward eventually joining the Big Sioux River system.)

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Organization of Hersey Township was approved by the Nobles County Board on May 30, 1872. The first township meeting was held on June 11, 1872. Organization occurred shortly after tracks of the St Paul & Sioux City railroad reached Nobles County. The township was named after Samuel Freeman Hersey. Hersey served as a U.S. Congressman from Maine, and also held title to 34,000 acres (140 km2) of timberland in the St. Croix River valley. He was named to the board of directors of the St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad Company, and served in that capacity when the railroad reached Nobles County.[3]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 257 people, 83 households, and 73 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 2.5/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 99.22% White, 0.39% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 83 households out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 83.1% were married couples living together, 1.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.0% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.34.

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