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Near Elk River in Sherburne County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grange Shrine

Oliver Hudson Kelley Home

 
 
Grange Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Grange Shrine Marker
Inscription.  
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry was founded in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 1867. This date marks the birth of organized agriculture on American soil. Oliver Hudson Kelley first advanced the idea of a farm fraternity. As first secretary and one of the founders of the National Grange, he maintained official headquarters here until 1870. This farm has been purchased by contributions throughout the nation and is preserved in honor of our founders.
 
Erected 1938 by the National Grange.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1886.
 
Location. 45° 15.812′ N, 93° 31.99′ W. Marker is near Elk River, Minnesota, in Sherburne County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 10 and Kelly Farm Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 10. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15788 Kelley Farm Road, Elk River MN 55330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Itasca Village Townsite (approx. 1.8 miles
Grange Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Grange Shrine Marker
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away); Ice Age Souvenir (approx. 1.9 miles away); Geology of the Elk River Region (approx. 2.4 miles away); Aaron Greenwald (approx. 8.1 miles away); Rum River Dam (approx. 8.2 miles away); Perseverance Needed (approx. 8.3 miles away); The Stone House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Robert W. Akin (approx. 8.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 25, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Oliver H. Kelley Farm. Minnesota Historical Society website entry (Submitted on November 2, 2013.) 

3. Oliver Hudson Kelley. Find A Grave website entry (Submitted on November 2, 2013.) 
 
Grange Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
3. Grange Shrine Marker
Nearby Kelley Farm Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Nearby Kelley Farm Entrance
Kelley Farm Gate Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
5. Kelley Farm Gate Plaque
This gateway erected in memory of Frank and Hildur Archer, devoted Grange members, who gave unstintingly of time and talent to the Kelley homestead. 1980
Oliver H. Kelley Farm Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
6. Oliver H. Kelley Farm Visitor Center
The nearby Oliver H. Kelley homestead is a National Historic Landmark.
Geodetic Survey Marker at Grange Shrine image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
7. Geodetic Survey Marker at Grange Shrine
Marker Q 257
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 633 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 2, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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Jan. 30, 2023