Note from Dianna:
Just before I moved to Fairfield I was cleaning out my boxes of 'old research data'. I came across the items on this page with a map that I added to it. I could have sworn that I had this on the site but, I cannot find any record of it.
I do not remember when I did this but it had to be before 1982. I remember getting confused by all the different names being in a location 'known as ...' later. It was my own confusion that got me to go to the Wisconsin Historical Library, where I spent hours reading 'loose papers and books, and maps." I finally sat down and put this page together.
Sorry folks, I never got to finish this, as some townships are blank. If anyone knows the missing data, please send it to me to add here.
|HISTORY OF NAME CHANGES|
|Arrington||Name changed from Fairfield to Douglas on June 9, 1860;
name changed from Douglas to Barnhill on September 3, 1860
|Berry||Formed from Arrington on December 12, 1905|
|Elm River||Name changed from Newton to Elm on June 9, 1860;
name changed from Elm to Elm River (date unknown, before 1921).
|Four Mile||Garden Hill Formed from Orchard (date unknown, before 1921)|
|Grover||Formed as Fairfield from Barnhill on December 14, 1888.|
|Indian Prairie||Name changed from Johnson to Franklin on June 9, 1860;
name changed from Franklin to Indian Prairie on September 3, 1860
|Keith||Formed from Bedford and Indian Prairie in June, 1906|
|Lamard||Name changed from Jefferson on June 9, 1860|
|Leech||Name changed from Wabash on June 9, 1860|
|Orchard||Name changed from Brush Creek on September 8, 1891|
|Orel||Formed as Wayne from Four Mile and Arrington in March, 1886;
name changed from Wayne to Orel in June, 1886.
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