Welcome To The Perham Township Website
Perham Township Meetings are held at the Perham Area Community Center every 1st Tuesday of each month.
Perham Township Announcements
|Perham Township meeting||
July 7th at 7:00 pm
|Due to COVID-19 the Perham Township meeting will be held at 120 2nd Street South East. Located next to Fitness First in Perham.|
Perham Township is located in West Central Minnesota.
It is home to over One Thousand of Minnesota’s beautiful lakes. Organized March 19, 1872, was then called Marion Lake Township, for the lake adjoining its southwest corner; but March 1, 1877, it was renamed, to be like its village, by an act of the legislature.
Josiah Perham, commemorated in this name, was the first president of the Northern Pacific railroad company, in 1864-65. He was born in Wilton,. Maine, in 1803, and died in Boston, Mass., in 1868.
Very interesting biographic notes, with narration of his enthusiastic efforts for construction of this transcontinental railway line, are given in Eugene V. Smalley’s “History of the Northern Pacific Railroad”