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Lafayette in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Lafayette Township and Village

 
 
Lafayette Township and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Lafayette Township and Village Marker
Inscription. First settler in township was Louis Sharro. John Bush and family came in 1854 and kept an Inn for travelers. Township organized in 1858. First post office 1859 - moved to Village 1897. Village platted 1896; Incorporated Feb., 1900. Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. completed 1895. First carload of wheat shipped 1896. First State Bank organized 1902. First Lafayette Ledger printed 1904. Heating tar on a kerosene stove to repair a roof caused a fire in 1908, destroying 7 businesses. 1976 Lafayette, growing - population 500 - many new homes and thriving business establishments.
1976

 
Erected 1976 by Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 44° 26.793′ N, 94° 23.703′ W. Marker is in Lafayette, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on Main Avenue east of 7th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Main Avenue, Lafayette MN 56054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bernadotte Lutheran Church Monument (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bernadotte Lutheran Church
Lafayette Township and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Lafayette Township and Village Marker
two-sided marker with duplicate text
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Bernadotte Co-op Creamery (approx. 4.7 miles away); Eagle City, Minnesota (approx. 6.5 miles away); Brighton (approx. 8 miles away); Brighton United Methodist Church (approx. 8 miles away); Turnverein Founding Site (approx. 8.6 miles away); Pioneer Monument (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lafayette.
 
Also see . . .  Lafayette, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on July 10, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Lafayette Township and Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Lafayette Township and Village Marker
Nearby John Lund Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. Nearby John Lund Memorial Park
1953
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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