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Directories and Gazetteers


1878 Business Directory and Gazetteer

AMBER.
In the central southern part of Martin county, about 6 miles south of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point, and 120 miles southwest of St. Paul, in a direct line.

ANDY JOHNSON.
In the central southern part of Martin county, 10 miles southwest of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

BENONIA.
In the central southern part of Martin county, about 10 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and nearest railroad point.

CEDARVILLE.
A village of 50 inhabitants, beautifully situated on the north bank of Cedar lake, a sheet of pure water 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, well stocked with fish, in the northwestern part of Martin county, 20 miles from Fairmont, the county seat and a station on the S. M. Ry., and 12 miles from St. James, on the St. P. & S. C. R. R. The country is well adapted both to stock grazing and wheat raising. Contains a grist and saw mill driven by wind, and exports grain, butter, eggs, hides and furs. Has a good public school. Stage to St. James tri weekly, Windom and Winnebago City semi-weekly. Mail 5 times per week. Edward F. Wade, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Adams S E, painter and constable.
Clark Samuel, hotel.
Dunning J B, civil engineer.
Johnson Peter, carpenter.
Mather James, Miller, Lumber Mnfr and Justice.
Mather William, machinist.
Patterson James, boot and shoemaker.
Wade Edward F, general store, real estate and grain dealer.
Wade R H, carpenter.
Wetzel B H, blacksmith.

CENTRE CREEK.
In the central eastern part of Martin county, on the S. M. Ry., about 12 miles northeast of Fairmont, the county seat.

CHAIN LAKE CENTRE.
In the southern central part of Martin county, about 10 miles south of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

DUNNELL.
In the southwest corner of Martin county, 20 miles from Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point, and 120 miles from St. Paul in a straight line. Contains a Lutheran church and district school. Is a farming region. Stage to Fairmont semi-weekly. A. H. Anderson, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Anderson A H, justice of the peace and broommaker.
Mathwig John, constable.

EAST CHAIN LAKES.
In the southeastern part of Martin county, about 7 miles south of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Murphy P H, general store.
Murphy & Ruble, flouring mill.
Rice Donald B, flouring mill.

FAIRMONT.
A rapidly growing village of 800 souls, and a station of the S. M. Ry., near the center of Martin county, of which it is the seat. Located also on the center of a chain of lakes, where a fine water power might be utilized. Contains a flouring mill, 2 banks, cheese factory, numerous stores, shops, 3 churches - Episcopal, Methodist and Congregational - a graded school of 3 departments, and a weekly newspaper, the Martin County Sentinel. Exports consists of general farm produce. Stage to Blue Earth City, Jackson and smaller towns tri-weekly. Daily mail by rail. J. A. Everett, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Armstrong & Chubb, abstract oflfice.
Bank of Fairmont.
Blenco George, blacksmith.
Bonney Herrick V, wagonmkr.
Burdick V H, agricultural implements.
Chapman G C, jeweler.
Coffin Rev B Y, (Methodist).
Cole A Jenkins, Hardware.
Colton H W, harnessmaker.
Dale D B, general store.
Day & Billiard, Propr Martin County Sentinel.
Deihl F C, harnessmaker.
Eiden Adam, blacksmith.
Emmons Rev Abram, (Congregational).
Everett J A, insurance.
Fairmont Dairy Association, cheese mnfrs.
Gale George, lawyer.
Gould E P, druggist.
Hackett Samuel, General Store.
Hackett & Vieselman, agricultural impts.
Headley F, general store.
Headley Mrs, milliner.
Higgins J L, lawyer.
Hill C W, lawyer.
Houghtaling & Sinclair, hardware.
Hunt D W, Physician.
Hunt D W & Co, druggists.
Hyatt E M, propr Lake House.
Lapham & Smith, meat market.
Livermore G S, meat market.
Lowth Edward, lawyer and justice of the peace.
Love J P, fancy goods.
Martin County Bank, A L Ward & Co, proprs.
Matson Wm, Propr Fairmont House.
Muffley Thomas A, furniture dealer.
Older J H, propr Older House.
Pinkhart B, saloon.
Platt Charles, lawyer and justice of the peace.
Platt C, Watches and jewelry.
Preston Mrs, dressmaker and milliner.
Price & Boudrye, agricultural impts.
Rice H N, physician.
Shanks MEL, lawyer.
Sharpe G, saloon.
Smales G L, brewer.
Snow Miss Merrill, milliner.
Snow Willis S, livery stable.
Thomas R W, boots and shoes.
Victoria Mill Co, Flouring Mill.
Ward & Caldwell, general store.
Wollaston P & Co, general store.

FOX LAKE.
In the northwestern part of Martin county, about 15 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and 5 from Lone Cedar, the nearest railroad point.

HAYES.
In Westford township, northeastern part of Martin county, 17 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and about 110 miles from St. Paul. Madelia and Winnebago City are equally convenient railroad points. A United Brethren church and district school are located here. Mail stage to St. James semi-weekly. James Brownlee, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.


HORICON.
In the township of Rutland, northeastern part of Martin county, 8 miles from Fairmont, which is the county seat and nearest railroad station, and 110 by air line from St. Paul. Exports wheat, hogs, cattle, and wool. Stage to Winnebago City and Windom semi-weekly. Mail 4 times per week. R. J. McCadden, postmaster.

LAKE BELT.
In the township of the same name, in the southwestern part of Martin county, 15 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and nearest railroad point. Stage to Estherville. Mail, semi-weekly. Wm. Headley, postmaster.

LONE CEDAR.
A station on the S. M. Ry., and a postoffice in Mangaska township, western part of Martin county, 16 miles from Fairmont, the county seat. L. Cornell, postmaster.

LONE WILLOW.
About 3 miles south of the center of Martin county, and 5 west of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

MAY.
In the northern central part of Martin county, 10 miles from fairmont, the county seat and most eligible railroad point.

METHVEN.
In the central western part of Martin county. Lone Cedar, about 5 miles off, is the nearest railroad point.

MONROE.
A small settlement in the northwestern part of Martin county, 15 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and 15 from St. James railroad station. Stage to Winnebago and Windom semi-weekly. Mail 4 times per week. John Hollister, postmaster.

NASHVILLE CENTRE.
In the northeastern part of Martin county, 16 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and 110 from St. Paul. Winnebago City, 10 miles distant, and Crystal Lake, 21 miles north, are the eligible railroad points. Stages to Winnebago City and St. James. Mails, four times per week. S. Bacon, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Armstrong & Smith, importers and breeders of horses and cattle.
Bacon S & Co, General Store.
Burrell G, blacksmith.
Halembeak Wm, physician.
Geigh Rev W S, (Free Will Baptist).

NORTH STAR.
In Waverly township, northeastern part of Martin county 12 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and about 100 from St. Paul in a straight line. St. James, near by, is the most convenient railroad station. The settlement consists of the families of fourteen farmers and contains a district school. Stage to Winnebago and Windom. Mail, four times per week. George L. Gerrish, postmaster.

PLEASANT PRAIRIE.
In the southern central part of Martin county, 8 miles east of Fairmount. [sic.]

PRAIRIE CREEK.
In the eastern part of Martin county, four miles northeast of Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

ROSE LAKE.
In Martin county, 5 miles from Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad point. Good water power is available from South creek. Exports, grain, wool, cattle and hogs. State to Fairmont and Blue Earth City. Daily mail. Wm. W. Hill, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bondrye E T, hotel propr.
Graff Wm J, carpenter and joiner.
Hill C W, attorney and general land agent.
Hill C W & Co, short horn Durham cattle and Berkshire hog breeders.
Turner Capt, veterinary surgeon.

RUTLAND

In the central eastern part of Martin county, 6 miles from Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad station. Has a Baptist church and district school. Exports, wheat, cattle and hogs. Semi-weekly mail stage to Fairmont. I. N. Stone, postmaster.

TENHASSEN.
In Tenhassen township, southern part of Martin county, 12 miles from Fairmont, the county seat and nearest railroad station. Distant from St. Paul, 150 miles. Population, 50. Contains a Methodist church and district school. Exports, general produce. State to Fairmont and Blue Earth City. Mail, tri-weekly. J. P. Farmer, postmaster and general store.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Durkee C E, merchant.
Piersons C D, hotel propr.

WALNUT GROVE.
In the western part of Martin county, 4 miles north of Lone Cedar, a railroad station.

WAVERLY.
A settlement in Nashville township, northeastern part of Martin county, 12 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and 100 from St. Paul. Winnebago City, 8 miles distant, is the nearest railroad station. Stage to Winnebago City and Windom. Mail 4 times per week. Oliver H. Sperry, postmaster.

WESTFORD.
In Westford township, northeast part of Martin county, 8 miles from Fairmont, the county seat, and about 120 from St. Paul. Winnebago City, 10 miles, is the nearest railroad station. Contains a Congregational church and district school. Exports, wheat and live stock. Stage and mail to Winnebago City and Windom four times a week. Charles O. True, postmaster and hotel proprietor.

Source: Minnesota, North and South Dakota and Montana Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1878.


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