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Near Delhi in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Vicksburg Village

 
 
Vicksburg Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, April 5, 2021
1. Vicksburg Village Marker
Inscription.  Long before Vicksburg was established a French man, Charles Patterson, set a trading post along the Minnesota River to the east of this location. Known for his bearskin hat, and bear considered sacred by the natives, Mr. Patterson became known as Sacred Hat, which turned into Sacred Heart as the first name of the village. Nearly a century later in 1866, James Okins settled to the area after serving for Company K of the Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War. From 1869 - 1878 many of the village's inhabitants were Civil War veterans. Therefore, in remembrance of the past battle the village changed its name to Vicksburg on February 10, 1871. During its peak Vicksburg included a general store, creamery, sawmill, church, school, blacksmith shop, sorghum press, doctor's office and saloon. Ferry service started June 2, 1877. The ferry ran any hour of the day going back and forth across the river powered by hand with a series of ropes and tackle. An all-day pass cost 5 cents. The ferry became obsolete when the bridge was built in 1888. The combination of a new railroad to the north and new river bridge crossing nearby, many townspeople
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experienced income loss. By 1901 there was nothing left of Vicksburg. Many of the business owners relocated to Renville, this, being why Vicksburg is sometimes considered the Father City of Renville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 44° 39.354′ N, 95° 13.632′ W. Marker is near Delhi, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on County Road 6, 0.3 miles south of County Road 15, on the right when traveling west. Located at entrance to Vicksburg County Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73715 CR-6, Redwood Falls MN 56283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taoyateduta Leads His People in War (about 400 feet away); Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schwandt State Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Only Two Survived (approx. 2˝ miles away); Site of Florita Settlement 1886-1912 (approx. 3.4 miles away); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Family's Proud Heritage (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delhi.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Vicksburg.
Vicksburg Village Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Connor Olson, April 5, 2021
2. Vicksburg Village Marker
(Submitted on April 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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