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St. Croix County Townships Map
St. Croix County (1909)
Early History of St. Croix County
Villages, Townships & Municipalities
St. Joseph, Troy & Warren Townships
Stanton & Star Prairie Townships
Rush River, Somerset & Springfield Townships
Richmond Township, City of New Richmond
Kinnickinnic & Pleasant Valley Townships
Hudson Township & City of Hudson
Forest, Glenwood & Hammond Townships
Eau Galle, Emerald and Erin Townships
Baldwin, Cady & Cylon Townships
Stanton Township, Star Prairie Township, Star Prairie Village

Stanton Township

Stanton is one of the northern tiers of St. Croix county townships. Originally a part of Star Prairie, it now embraces township 31, range 17, and has 21,896 acres, with an average valuation of $30.70. The land is rich and the farmers are prosperous. It has a number of small lakes, is crossed by the Omaha road, and has three villagesNew Saratoga Springs, Ormes and Stanton village. Star Prairie village also overlaps its limits and extends into the township. The organization of Stanton as a township was perfected December 30, 1870, with Trueworthy Jewell as chairman. The farmers in the township own 500 horses, valued at $30,000; 1,600 neat cattle, valued at $22,400; 940 sheep and lambs, valued at $2,820, and 415 swine, valued at $2,075. The total value of real estate is $672,300; of personal property, $77,100; making a grand total of $749,400. Following is the acreage devoted to the various crops in Stanton township in 1908: Wheat 70; corn 1,764; oats, 5,903; barley, 1,453; rye, 53; flaxseed, 237; potatoes, 63; sugar beets, 1; hay, 3,792; growing timber, 364; Reference: Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909

Star Prairie Township

Star Prairie now includes township 31, range 18, and was organized January 28, 1856. It is one of the northern tier of townships in St. Croix county, being bounded by Stanton, Richmond and Somerset townships and Polk county. It has several beautiful bodies of water, well stocked with fish, and is drained by the waters of the Apple River. It has two villages Star Prairie and Huntington. New Richmond village also extends into its border and railroads pass through the southeastern corner. The township now covers 21,242 acres, with an average value of $19.81. It originally included parts of what are now Richmond and Erin and all of Stanton. The first election was held at the home of B. C. B. Foster at New Richmond. Among the first settlers were Jewells and Ridders. There are in the township 385 horses, valued at $23,100; 1,950 neat cattle, valued at $27,300; 650 sheep and lambs, valued at $1,950, and 625 swine, valued at $3,125. The total value of the real estate is $422,300, and of personal property $180,900, making a total of $603,200. Following is the acreage devoted to the various crops in Star Prairie township in 1908: Wheat, 62; corn, 1,211; oats, 3,095; barley, 516; rye, 224; flaxseed, 10; potatoes, 52; strawberries, 5 ; raspberries, 7; hay, 2,626. Reference: Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909

Star Prairie Village

Star Prairie has a population of 264, Congregational and Episcopal churches, three general stores, one millinery store, one flour mill, one hardware store, and one establishment carrying hardware and agricultural implements, one hardware and furniture, mercantile company (branch of Somerset), and one creamery (branch of New Richmond) Reference: Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909

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