Courtland in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
1855 - First settlers were Jacob Harmon, Mr. Haresine, John Sidel, Jacob Gfeller, & Ole Nelson - Most of the early settlers came from Germany.
1856 - Village of Red Stone, near the ferry, was surveyed but never developed.
1856 - Hilo post office established in home of Wm. Duprey - Appointed postmaster.
1858 - Township and village surveyed - 7 years later was renamed Courtland.
1859 - Lutheran church was organized.
1862 - 9 people were murdered in the Sioux Uprising.
1882 - There were 3 general stores - harness shop - wagon shop - hotel & grain elevator.
Erected 1976 by the Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 44° 16.107′ N, 94° 20.503′ W. Marker is in Courtland, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 14) and 4th Street (County Highway 24), on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Main Street, Courtland MN 56021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Evacuation of New Ulm (approx. 1½ miles away); Adams Park (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cottonwood Twp. Evangelical Church and Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Searles (approx. 5.2 miles away); Junior Pioneers of New Ulm and Vicinity (approx. 5.3 miles away); Father Valentine Sommereisen (approx. 5½ miles away); The Wallachei (approx. 5.6 miles away); Brighton United Methodist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Courtland.
Also see . . .
1. Courtland, Minnesota. (Submitted on June 17, 2013.)
2. Courtland, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 17, 2013.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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