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Meeker County, Minnesota

 


Directories and Gazetteers

BONNIWELL'S MILLS.
Near the center of Meeker county, 15 miles from Litchfield, the county seat, and 5 miles from Dassel station on the St. P. & P. R. R. Also located at the outlet of Lake Genney, where water power is afforded for driving a saw mill. Exports lumber. Stage to Hutchinson and Dassel and mail daily. George Bonniwell, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bonniwell George, propr saw mill.

CEDAR MILLS.
A village of about 50 inhabitants in the southern part of Meeker county, 15 miles from Litchfield, the county seat and nearest railroad station, and 85 miles west of St. Paul. A branch of the south fork of Crow river here furnishes power to drive a grist mill. Exports of the district consist of wheat, wool, butter and eggs. Stage to Greenleaf and Litchfield daily. Daily mail. E. R. Austin, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Austin Rev N S, (Methodist Episcopal).
Austin L E & Co, general store.
Cross Charles, constable.
Jewett H & Bro, Flour Mill.
Kelm Louis, blacksmith.
Vinneker T, justice of the peace.

COLLINWOOD.
A village of about 60 souls in the southeastern part of Meeker county, 16 miles from Litchfield, the county seat, and 65 miles from St. Paul. Dassel Station, on the St. P. & P. R. R., lies 3 miles northwest. Also located upon Collingwood creek, which furnishes power for driving a flouring mill. Contains a steam saw mill. Exports lumber and flour. Mail, tri-weekly. Samuel Gleason, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Anderson Andrew, general store.
Pendergrast Lloyd, propr flouring mill.
Smith - , propr saw mill.

COSMOS.
A farming settlement in the southwestern part of Meeker county, twenty miles from Litchfield, the county seat and nearest railroad town. Mail, weekly. Daniel Jackman, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
MacDonald Rev John A, (Methodist)

DARWIN.
A village of about 60 inhabitants and a station on the St. P. & P. R. R>, in the central eastern part of Meeker county, 6 miles from Litchfield, the county seat, and 72 miles from St. Paul. Exports wheat. Telegraph, Northwestern. Express, American. Three mails daily. O. B. Knapp, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Curran John, lumber, grain and general store.
Knapp O B, Railroad and Express Agent.
Main Daniel, blacksmith.
Porter Wm, carpenter.
Rowley F W, carpenter.
Shields John, justice of the peace.

DASSEL.
An incorporated village of 250 inhabitants, and station on the St. P. & P. R. R., in the eastern part of Meeker county, 12 miles from Litchfield, the county seat, and 66 from St. Paul. Contains a steam saw and a steam wool-carding mill. Exports grain, wood, tiles, hoop poles, cattle and ginseng. Telegraph, Northwestern. Express, American.Stage to Hutchinson and Kingston daily. Mail 5 times per day. C. A. Morris, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Ames H jr, plasterer.
Breed G D, Railroad and Express Agent.
Breed & Foster, flour and feed.
Brown M, saddle and harnessmaker.
Chalin J C, merchant tailor.
Goding J A, live stock.
Hunter Robert, saw mill.
Jenks F, saloon.
Johnson Peter, Justice of the Peace.
Leighton L W, wagonmaker.
Lewis J B, woolen mill.
Linquist Andrew, saloon.
McCollom C A, physician.
McIntire J H. butcher and constable.
Morris C A, Druggist.
Norgsen & Co, general store.
Norton George, hardware.
Olson C, shoemaker.
Osborn John, Lumber Dealer and Justice of the Peace.
Remick J H, Hotel Propr.
Rudberg Bros, general store.
Runquist E, blacksmith.
Schultz M, flouring mill.
Spath F, blacksmith.
Sundell O H, spinning wheel mnfr.
Truman J Welles, justice of the peace.
Van Emen W L, Lawyer.
Weatherby J C, general store.
Wenk G, shoemaker.
Wescott G R, live stock.

FOREST CITY.
A village of 100 inhabitants in the northeastern part of Meeker county, 7 miles from Litchfield, the county seat and nearest railroad station. Located also upon a branch of the Crow river, which drives a flouring mill of 7 run of stone and a saw mill at this point. A steam carding mill is also in operation here. Contains a graded school. Exports, flour, wheat and oats. Stage to Litchfield and mail tri-weekly. C. H. Willis, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Atkinson J B, hotel propr.
Burfering J, hotel propr.
Hildebrandt - , physician.
Kimball & Beedy, Saw and Grist Mill.
Manter B A, groceries and saloon.
Weinsena -, physician.
Willis Mrs C H, general store.
Woodman C T, carding mill.

GREENLEAF.
A settlement of about 100 souls in Ellsworth township, in the central southern part of Meeker sounty, 10 miles from Litchfield, which is the county seat and nearest railroad station, and 85 from St. Paul. It is also at the outlet of Lake Willy, where water power is obtained and a grist mill is located. A Presbyterian church and district school are in the place. Exports wheat, butter, eggs, cattle, etc. Stage to Litchfield and Cedar Mills daily. Ira Pratt jr, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bertelsen C, blacksmith.
Butterfield C W, hotel propr.
Comstock E B, school teacher.
Hotchkiss Wm, general store.
Pratt & Son, General Store.
Stevens L S, tanner.

MANANNAH.
A postvillage of 150 inhabitants in Manannah township, northwestern part of Meeker county, 12 miles from Litchfield, which is the county seat and nearest railroad station, and about 100 from St. Paul by the traveled route. Crow river at this point furnishes power for driving a grist and a saw mill. Exports principally lumber. Mail stage to Litchfield tri-weekly. Z. Caswell, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Campbell O H, flouring mill.
Caswell Z, Saw Mill.
Gray & Lang, general store.
Haight Bros, General Store.
Lee J A, hotel propr.
Taylor A, blacksmith.
Turner W C, blacksmith.

SWIFT LAKE.

Near the center of Meeker county, 8 miles north of Litchfield, the county seat and nearest railroad point.

SYLVAN HILL.
In the northern central part of Meeker county, about 15 miles northeast of Litchfield, the county seat and nearest railroad station.

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


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