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Term: York Township [origin of place name]

Definition: In the winter of 1841-42 a meeting of settlers was held to adopt a name for the settlement at which time the name Green's Prairie was adopted. After the organization of the state, the County of Green was organized and being subdivided into several townships, this town, in honor of the old home of most of its settlers -- New York state -- was called York.

[Source: Butterfield. History of Green Co., p. 1151.]
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