Early censuses give the town and range numbers rather than township
names. To correlate these numbers to the names later given to the townships
use this map. the numbers down the left side are the town numbers and the
numbers across the top are the range numbers. The township name can be
read at their intersection. Town and range numbers were also used on homestead
applications. So knowing these numbers can quickly lead to the general
location of old family homesteads. To pinpoint locations, county plat maps
can be obtained from the Register of Deeds.