Seward Township, Nobles County, Minnesota

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Seward Township is a township in Nobles County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 259 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.6 km²), of which, 35.7 square miles (92.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.25%) is water. Jack Creek and the south fork of Jack Creek are like a spider web on the map of Seward Township. The creek touches no fewer than twenty of the thirty-six sections of land within the township.[3]

Main highways include:

  • US 59.svg U.S. Highway 59
  • County 7.png Nobles County Road 7
  • County 16.png Nobles County Road 16
  • County 18.png Nobles County Road 18


Organization of Seward Township was approved by the Nobles County Board on September 28, 1872. The first township meeting was held on October 30, 1872, and the name Seward Township was selected at this first meeting in honor of U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward who died just twenty days earlier on October 10, 1872. Seward was popular among Civil War veterans, many of who settled in this township.[4] William Seward is generally known today for his purchase of Alaska - "Seward's Folly" - in 1867.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 259 people, 89 households, and 73 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 people per square mile (2.8/km²). There were 92 housing units at an average density of 2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.84% White, 1.16% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 89 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.7% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 14.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.27.

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