Grey Cloud Island Township
WELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY
Grey Cloud Island Township is rich in history. It was occupied until 1837 by the Dakota Sioux, who hunted and farmed here. They buried their dead in earthen mounds, of which there are several on the upper and lower islands.
The name Grey Cloud is a translation of the Sioux name "Mar-pi-ya-ro-to-win" or "Grey Cloud Woman." The first white men were French trappers and traders. Many of the people buried in our cemetery are of Native American and French-Canadian ancestry. The earliest recorded burials are from the 1870s.
ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
Grey Cloud Island Township is a small community on the Mississippi River that has a history filled with Native American heritage and more recently tales of ghost stories and haunting.
As is true for larger cities, our township has elected officials and committees that keep our community clean, safe and thriving. Click below to find ways to get involved and contact your city officials.