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Seward Township, Logan County, Oklahoma
Logan County, Oklahoma
T15N, R3W Indian Meridian
Researched, written, © and map provided by: Bob Chada
Seward township most probably was named for the town of Seward, located in the south part of section 2 and the north part of section 11. Seward was already an established community on the old Santa Fe railroad (now the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe) prior to the run of 1889. The BN-SF is highlighted in green.
As with Springer township, a portion of the old Oklahoma Railroad Company Interurban line runs through the southeast part of the township. The old St Louis, El Reno & Western just clips the northwest corner of section 6, and the Guthrie and Western branched from the old Santa Fe at Seward and went west thru Navina to Cashion.
In addition to Seward, three other communities are known in the township. They are Berg or Navina, in section 6; Burlington or Waterloo, in the southeast corner of section 35; and Dutcher or Fariview or Lookout, located in section 26.
Burlington, Navina, Seward and Waterloo have all been post offices in the past.
The old Logan County Poor Farm was once located in the northeast quarter of section 10. The land was donated by given to Logan County following the death in 1899 of J. T. Hart, Company B, 10th Infantry, U S A, for an "Orphans Home". Through the years, the property was used for both orphans and the poor prior to its closing and sale by the county.
The Fairview-Navina cemetery is located in the northeast part of section 5, the Seward cemetery in the southwest corner of section 1, and the Seward Memorial cemetery, which is all black, is located in the northeast corner of section 11. It has also been reported that there are several unmarked burials along the west side of the railroad in section 2, and that they represent the original builders of the line that died during construction.
There have been six schools in the township, and they are listed as follows:
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