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Washtenaw County Farms

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As shown by the Secretary of State's report, just issued, there were 3,201 farms in Washtenaw county in 1894, the average number of acres in each farm being 118.12. These 3,201 farms contained 277,040 acres of improved land and 101,076 acres of unimproved land. The township which contains the largest number of farms is Ypsilanti with 245 farms of an average size of 90.43 acres. Saline comes next with 215 farms of an average size of 93.47 acres. Dexter township contains the smallest number, 97, the average size being 172.15 acres. York has the largest number of improved acres of farm land, 17,573, and Augusta the smallest number, 9,184. Lyndon contains the largest number of unimproved acres, 8,582, and Pittsfield contains the smallest number, 2,125. The average farm is the largest in Dexter, 172 acres, and the smallest in Augusta, 75 acres. The number of farms in each township was as follows: Ann Arbor, 180; Augusta, 180; Bridgewater, 192; Dexter, 97; Freedom, 160; Lima, 158; Lodi, 157, Lyndon, 120; Manchester, 156; Northfield, 158; Pittsfield, 133; Salem, 215; Saline, 200; Scio, 117; Sharon, 127; Superior, 170; Sylvan, 174; Webster, m; York, 245; Ypsilanti, 151. The average size of the farms in each township, dropping the fractional parts of an acre, was as follows: Ann Arbor, 93; Augusta, 75; Bridgewater, 109; Dexter, 172; Freedom, 118; Lima, 135; Lodi, 116; Lyndon, 163; Manchester, 125; Northfield, 107; Pittsfield, 140; Salem, 93; Saline, 103; Scio, 157; Sharon, 150; Superior, 117; Sylvan, 113; Webster, 169; York, 90; Ypsilanti, 116. In the state there are 144,111 farms, of an average size of 89 acres. Only three counties, Oakland, Lenawee and Kent, have more acres of improved farm land than Washtenaw, while fourteen counties contain farms of average larger size, and twenty-one counties have a. larger number of farms. The relative high standing Washtenaw has in agricultural products, as was shown in an article in Tuesday's paper, is due to the intelligence and industry of the Washtenaw farmer and the fertility of the soil.


Ann Arbor Argus
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