New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
In May of 1855, members of the Chicago group reorganized as the "German Land Association of Minnesota." They named the site "New Ulm" because many original settlers came from the vicinity of Ulm in Württemberg, Germany. The following year they filed on 16 quarter-sections of land. At this time, members of the Turner Colonization Society of Cincinnati arrived in New Ulm seeking land for a German Colony. The two groups agreed to merge and incorporated the town of New Ulm on March 6, 1857.
The careful planning of the first settlers is evident in New Ulm today. Wide tree-lined streets, spacious boulevards, and numerous parks and public areas are part of their original plan. The town survived the catastrophes of the Dakota
and City of New Ulm. 1994
Erected 1994 by the Brown County Historical Society and City of New Ulm.
Location. 44° 18.84′ N, 94° 27.685′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on North Broadway (State Highway 15/68) north of 1st North Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the New Ulm City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Broadway, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arbeiter Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Forster Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Battles of New Ulm (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Nix Platz (within shouting distance of this marker); Somsen Hitching Post (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dacotah House (about 300 feet away); Erd Building (about 400 feet away); Crone Store (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
Also see . . .
1. New Ulm, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on May 20, 2013.)
2. City of New Ulm. About our City. (Submitted on May 20, 2013.)
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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