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Searles in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Searles

 
 
Searles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Searles Marker
Inscription.  
Searles, a small community in Section 21 of Cottonwood Township, was platted on October 10, 1899, by Harry and Anna Jenkins. It was a railroad station point named by officials of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad.

The original plat included 9 blocks. Lots priced from $50 to $100 were sold by the Iowa and Minnesota Land and Town Site Co. Early businesses included a lumberyard, hardware store, blacksmith shop, general store, creamery, elevator, saloon, and ice house. Searles has survived the hardships of a fire which destroyed much of the business district in 1911, the closure of its bank in 1933, and the loss of many of its early businesses.

Today Searles has a population of 110. With the simple necessities of a post office, restaurant, church and school, it offers residents a glimpse at the past and a haven from busy city life.


Erected in 1999 by:
The Brown County Historical Society and the Community of Searles.
Rededicated in 2009.

 
Erected 1999 by the Brown County Historical Society and the Community of Searles
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 10, 1899.
 
Location. 44° 13.729′ N, 94° 25.91′ W. Marker is in Searles, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway Street (County Road 24), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Marker is at the Cottonwood Town Hall / Senior Citizen Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12984 Main Street, Searles MN 56084, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cottonwood Twp. Evangelical Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Father Valentine Sommereisen (approx. 3 miles away); The Evacuation of New Ulm (approx. 3.9 miles away); Adams Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Wallachei (approx. 4.6 miles away); Clear Lake School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Charles Eugene Flandrau (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Searles, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 20, 2013.) 
 
Searles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Searles Marker
Searles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Searles Marker
Searles Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Searles Marker
Cottonwood Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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