The town of Springville, in this county is bounded on the north by White Creek and Easton, on the east by Jackson, on the south by Dell Prairie, and on the south and southwest by the Wisconsin river, and comprises all of township No. 15 in range 6, and also all of fractional township No. 15 in range 5 lying east of the Wisconsin river, except about two and a half sections on the north side now forming a portion of White Creek. That portion of the town lying on the flats of the Wisconsin river is of great beauty, and of unsurpassed fertility. There are also several beautiful and fertile farms lying in Twin Valley. The farms of Bacon, Lloyd, Hay, Major, Pierce, Waterman and one or two others whose owners names have escaped our memory, lying in Twin Valley are deserving of special mention. Along the river we may mention the lands of A. J. Crosby, and the farms of Hamilton, Darrow, Bennett, the old "Whit. Sayer" farm now owned by J. L. Robinson of Monroe, and occupied by H. H. Dyer, the farms of J. Dow, John Douglas, Frank Douglas, W. H. Crosby, H. H. Dyer, James Hinman, D. D. Billings and T. R. Freeman. The eastern part of the town is inclined to be quite sandy with rich alluvial valleys scattered here and there, and of greater or less extent, in one of those valleys near the northern part, and about midway between the river and the eastern line, is the Van Wee [Van Wie?] settlement, containing some fine farms. The western part of the town is well watered by many spring brooks of unsurpassed beauty. One fo these streams is remarkable, as being formed by a monstrous spring but a short distance east of the farms of Frank Douglas and W. H. Crosby. This spring throws out a volume of water sufficient to form a somewhat rapid stream nearly two feet deep and upwards of ten feet wide. The water is remarkably pure, clear and cold. Near the southwest corner of the town, Mr. F. Eichler has a fine and flouring and custom mill. At Point Bluff, Mr. Davis has a store where a moderately sized stock of goods and groceries are kept for accomodation of the people of that section. The census of 1870 showed Springville to contain a population of 385, which, no doubt, has been considerably increased since that time. The town has several good schoolhouses, and the people have always exhibited a lively interest in the cause of education.
Transcribed by Joan Benner for the Adams Co. WiGenWeb Pages © December 2004
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