Lien Township was organized on July 28, 1874 by petition and named for Ole E. Lien, an early settler. Early settlers were Ole E. Lien, Erland Anderson, Hans Hanson, Lars Larson, Per Erlandson, Jens O. Strand, Ole D. Bartness, Mons Hesjedal, Martin Larson, H. Eide, Jens H. Gran, John G. Peterson, P.A. Moller, K.O. Bakke, Ole Mostad, and A Holen.
C = Cemeteries. Some cemeteries were established next to a church; some were several miles apart from each other. They are noted by early names.
S = School, noted by District Number.