Township of Ford
A civil town in Taylor County, Wisconsin at
latitude 450915N and longitude 0904358W
Mar. 20, 1917.
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The town has a total area of 35.1 square miles, of which, 32.8 square miles  is land and 2.3 square miles  is water.

Most of the water area is Chequamegon Waters, also known as Miller Dam, a man-made lake in the northeast corner of the town.

In mid-summer of 1847 a crew working for the U.S. government surveyed a six mile square which approximates the current boundaries of Ford. Then in October of 1854 another crew marked all the section corners in the township, walking through the woods and swamps, measuring with chain and compass. When done, the deputy surveyor filed this general description:

This Township contains numerous swamps some of which are of considerable extent they are all unfit for cultivation. The surface is Generally level the lowHemlock lands the soil is 3rd rate the uplands 2nd. The whole of the Township is covered with Timber and is chiefly composed of Hemlock andY Birch. The River Enters the Township Near the NW corner of section 1 and flows in a south westerly course with a swift current and has a good motive power for mills. There is no improvements on this Township. The Hemlock and Swamps Except Alder area covered with moss.

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