Near Renville in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of Florita Settlement 1886-1912
A general store was built about 1886 and was called Florita, being in Flora township. A post office was installed in the store with about 40 boxes. In 1898 the Flora Farmers Co-operative Creamery was started and did business until 1912. This monument is a tribute to the pioneers who settled and lived in this community. Erected in 1994
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1886.
Location. 44° 40.338′ N, 95° 9.736′ W. Marker is near Renville, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on County Road 4, 0.2 miles west of 260th Street (County Road 21), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Renville MN 56284, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middle Creek Brave Settler Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away); Only Two Survived (approx. 2.8 miles away); Schwandt State Monument Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Vicksburg Village (approx. 3.4 miles away); The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Taoyateduta Leads His People in War (approx. 3.4 miles away); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. 6˝ miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.