Le Sueur in Le Sueur County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Dr. William W. Mayo House
This little house was built by William W. Mayo in 1859. It is intimately associated with the Mayo family's early years in Minnesota, for here on June 29, 1861, the Mayos' first son, William J., was born.
His father had emigrated to the United States from England in 1845. By 1854 the doctor was living with his wife in Indiana. He left the family there when he departed suddenly in search of relief from the effects of malaria, saying to his started wife, "Good-bye, Louise. I'm going to keep on driving until I get well or die."
Dr. Mayo's travels took him to St. Paul, the rude capital of Minnesota Territory, where he settled with his family. In 1859 he moved to Le Sueur, where he built this house with the help of his brother James. In 1863 he again moved, this time to Rochester, where in 1889 he was asked to become the medical director of St. Mary's Hospital, the nucleus of the future Mayo Clinic.
seal of The Minnesota Historical Society, Instituted 1849
Erected by the Minnesota
Erected 1968 by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 27.743′ N, 93° 54.892′ W. Marker is in Le Sueur, Minnesota, in Le Sueur County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 112) south of Swan Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at Louise Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Main Street, Le Sueur MN 56058, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Roster of the Le Sueur Tigers (a few steps from this marker); 1923 Minnesota River Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jolly Green Giant (approx. 0.8 miles away); Le Sueur (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Minnesota River Valley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Joseph R. Brown State Monument (approx. 4.5 miles away); St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation (approx. 4.5 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Le Sueur.
Also see . . .
1. Minnesota Historical Society. W.W. Mayo House. "The historic home of the founders of both the Mayo (Submitted on May 19, 2013.)
2. The W.W. Mayo House. (Submitted on May 19, 2013.)
3. Dr. William W. Mayo House. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 19, 2013.)
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