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Welch Township is a township in Goodhue County, Minnesota, United States. It lies about halfway between the cities of Hastings and Red Wing and 36 miles southeast of Saint Paul. The population was 697 at the 2000 census. It is centered on the small community of Welch on the Cannon River. Like many river towns in the Driftless Area, it is situated at the base of the steep bluffs of the river valley.HistoryWelch Township was organized in 1864, and named for Abraham Edwards Welch, a local man who was killed in the Civil War.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 42.7 square miles (110.7 km²), of which 39.3 square miles (101.8 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²) of it (8.03%) is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 697 people, 249 households, and 192 families residing in the township. The population density was 17.7 people per square mile (6.8/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 6.6/sq mi (2.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.99% White, 0.14% African American, 1.29% Native American, 0.14% Asian, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.Welch is in Minnesota (MN). Our United States road trip site allows you to plan your trip to Welch and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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