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Douglas County, MN

 


Directories and Gazetteers


1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer

(partial)

CHIPPEWA STATION
In Douglas county, 10 miles northwest of Alexandria, the county seat.

JOY.
In the northeastern part of Douglas county, about 20 miles from Alexandria, the county seat and nearest railroad station, and 150 from St. Paul. Spruce creek at this point furnishes power for driving a saw mill. Contains a Seventh-Day Adventist church.. Exports, lumber. Stage and mail to Osakis and Parker's Prairie semi-weekly. A. W. Prettyman, postmaster.

MILL SITE.
In the southern central part of Douglas county, 13 miles southwest of Alexandria, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

MILTONA.
A postoffice in Miltona township, northern part of Douglas county, 11 miles from Alexandria, the county seat and nearest railroad point. Stage to Leaf Valley once a week.

OSCAR LAKE.
In Holmes City township, southwestern corner of Douglas county, 15 miles from Alexandria, the county seat and nearest railroad station. Exports farm produce. Stages to Alexandria and Morris four times per week. A. G. Sohlberg, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Farmers Union Association, general store.
Engemann & Co, general store.

SPRUCE HILL.
In Spruce Hill township, northeastern part of Douglas county, 14 miles from Alexandria, the county seat and nearest railroad point, and 138 miles from St. Paul. Spruce creek at this point drives a saw mill. A Lutheran church is in course of erection. Lumber is the principal export. Stage to Osakis twice weekly. Mrs. N C Gordon, postmistress.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Gordon Bros, saw mill.

Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.


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