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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 329 Main Street, Courtland MN 56021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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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