Olmsted County Places - Orion Township

ORION township, organized in 1858, received this name of a constellation from a township and village in Richland county, Wisconsin.   Settlement began in 1854 when Mr. Schermerhorn, Joel Ballard, David Hazelton and a few others settled in Orion township. In the fall, these were followed by Stephen Case, C. L. Case and a number of others.

Source:

MINNESOTA GEOGRAPHIC NAMES Their Origin and Historic Significance
History of Winona and Olmsted Counties, 1883

 

 

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