1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer
In the central eastern part of Hennepin county, 9 miles north of Minneapoilis, the county seat and nearest railroad point and 18 miles from St. Paul. Has a Methodist and a Baptist church and district school. Tri-weekly mail. C. K. Howe, postmaster.
In Hennepin county, 12 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and west of Brooklyn.
In the central western part of Hennepin county. Delano, station on the St. P. & P. R. R., lies about 5 miles to the southwest.
In the southeastern part of Hennepin county, 8 miles from Minneapolis, the county seat and 20 from St. Paul. It is a station of the M. & S. L. R. R., and also on Minnehaha river, which drives a flouring mill at this point. Mail twice daily. H. H. Hopkins, postmaster.
A station on the M. & St. L. R. R., in Hennepin county, 4 miles south of Minneapolis.
A settlement of about 150 persons in Dayton township, northern part of Hennepin county, 18 miles from Minneapolis, which is the county seat and most eligible railroad station, and about 30 from St. Paul by the traveled route. A flour mill is operated here by power derived from Elm creek. Exports cord wood, wheat and hay. Churches, Methodist Episcopal, German Lutheran and French Catholic. District school. Stages to Minneapolis, Shingle Creek, Brooklyn Centre, Osseo, Hassan, St. Michaels and Monticello. Mail 6 times per week. Daniel Chase, postmaster.
Foster & Son, flouring mill.
In the township of Plymouth, near the center of Hennepin county, 10 miles from Minneapolis, the county seat, 9 miles from Wayzata, the nearest railroad point, and 20 miles from St. Paul. Exports, wheat, corn, and oats. Weekly mail. J. M. Parker, postmaster.
Near the center of Hennepin county, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
In Richfield township, eastern part of Hennepin county, 11 miles from Minneapolis, the county seat and most convenient railroad point. Also located on the Minnehaha river, which drives a flouring mill here. Two churches, Methodist and Baptist, and good common schools are here. Exports, grain, meat, vegetables, butter, etc. Tri-weekly mail. J. N. Richardson, postmaster.
Brook Rev Henry, (Methodist).
Manton Rev J R, (Baptist.)
Pratt & Baird, flour mill.
Richardson J N, merchant.
Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878. Transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.