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Leavenworth in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leavenworth

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Leavenworth Marker
Inscription. In 1857, settlers platted a townsite in Section 14 of the Leavenworth area. During the next year, Dr. J. B. Calkins established the post office and became its first postmaster. Leavenworth Township was legally organized on April 16, 1859. Seven officers were elected: Luther Whiton, chair; Isaac Bandy and Seth Henshaw, supervisors; George Charnock, clerk; Peter Kelly, assessor; and G. W. Maffett and C. R. Putnam, constables. During the Dakota Conflict of 1862, the settlers fled the area, returning later to build the new village of Leavenworth in Section 27. The settlement grew and prospered to the point where it boasted a blacksmith shop, general store, sawmill, flour mill, shoemaker, physician, and druggist. The dreams of expansion were taken away when the railroad bypassed Leavenworth in the 1870s, and the new village was never incorporated. Today, the Church of the Japanese Martyrs, erected in the late 1860s, embodies the remnants of one of Brown County's earliest settlements.

Erected by the Brown County Historical Society in 1992

 
Erected 1992 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 13.326′ N, 94° 48.2′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Minnesota, in Brown
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Leavenworth Marker
south side of marker with duplicate text
County. Marker is on County Road 24 0.1 miles east of County Road 8, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30881 County Road 24, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jackson Crossing (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Attack on the Brown Family (approx. one mile away); Dakota Reservation and the Leavenworth Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cobden (approx. 5 miles away); Iberia (approx. 5.5 miles away); Jonathan Brown and the Shetek Trail (approx. 6.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.5 miles away); Chief Sleepy Eyes (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
 
Also see . . .  Leavenworth, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 23, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Leavenworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Leavenworth Marker
Leavenworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Leavenworth Marker
Grounds of the Church of the Japanese Martyrs
Brown County History Map image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
5. Brown County History Map
located by marker
 
 
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