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Faribault County, Minnesota

 


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1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer

BANKS.
A Postoffice in a wheat district, in township of Foster in the eastern part of Faribault county, 20 miles from the county seat, and 7 miles from Wells the nearest railroad station. Stage to Wells semi-weekly. Wm. O. Payne, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Payne Wm O, hotel propr and merchant.

BARBER.
A few miles north f the center of Faribault county and near Easton Lake, a railroad station.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Wisner Andrew, blacksmith.

BRUSH CREEK.
A postoffice in Faribault county, 14 miles from Blue Earth City, the county seat, and 10 from Wells, the nearest railroad station. Blue Earth river supplies power at this place for the flour mill of Raymond & Foster. Semi-weekly mail. M. Ellert, postmaster.

EASTON.
An incorporated village of 100 inhabitants, in Lura township, central part of Faribault county, 15 miles from Blue Earth City, the county seat, and 120 from St. Paul. It is a station of the S. M. Ry. Grain and live stock are the principal articles of export. Ssettled in 1874. The American Express Co. has an office here. Mails twice daily. H. P. Edwards, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bonner, Wheeler & Hyde, grain dealers.
Cargill & Van, Grain Dealers
Edwards H P, general store.
Edwards H P & Co, grain dealers.
Grice & James, wagonmakers and blacksmiths.
Kelley D, blacksmith.
Keogan & Melady, saloon.
Lehman P, express and railroad agent
Quimby H, general store.
Ruff C, saloon.
Scheid Bros, grain dealers.
Stevemere W, Hotel Propr.

EDEN.
In the southwestern part of Faribault county, about 5 miles west of Blue Earth City, the county seat.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Balm Bros. millers.
Davis J C, blacksmith.
Dixon Henry, wagonmaker.
Goodrich J C, saloon.
Scoville H E, florist.
Smith S, Railroad and Express Agent.
Tuckey E A, carpenter.
Wolf J, carpenter.

ELMORE.
A postoffice in the southwestern part of Faribault county, near its southern line 15 miles from Delavan, on the S. M. Ry.

EWALD.
In the southern part of Faribault county, seven miles from Blue Earth City, the county seat. Easton is the most convenient railroad point. Exports, wheat and cattle. Stage to Blue Earth City weekly. Francis Dreblow, postmaster.

FOUNTAIN BROOK.
A postoffice in Luna township, northwestern part of Faribault county, 20 miles from the county seat, and 6 from Delevan, the nearest railroad point. Mail twice a week. James P. Emerson, postmaster.

GRANT.
In the southwestern part of Faribault county near the western line, about 12 miles southwest of Blue Earth City, the county seat. Winnebago, the nearest railroad point, is about 15 miles distant.

LURA.
In the northeastern part of Faribault county. Wells, the nearest railroad point, is 5 miles east.

PILOT GROVE.
In the southwestern part of Faribault county, five miles from Blue Earth City the county seat, and 15 miles from Winnebago on the S. M. R. R. Contains a Presbyterian church and district school. Exports wheat, cattle, pork and butter. Weekly mail. A. R. More, postmaster.

WALNUT LAKE.
In Walnut Lake township, in the central eastern part of Faribault county, 15 miles from Blue Earth City, the county seat, and 7 from Wells, the nearest railroad station. A Methodist church and district school are in the place.. Exports, wheat, oats, etc. Mails, semi-weekly. H. E. Chase, postmaster.

WISNER'S GROVE.
In Faribault county. (See Swan Lake.)

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


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