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Historical Markers in Sherburne County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Sherburne County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Sherburne County, MN (7) Anoka County, MN (22) Benton County, MN (2) Hennepin County, MN (199) Isanti County, MN (3) Mille Lacs County, MN (1) Stearns County, MN (30) Wright County, MN (12)  SherburneCounty(7) Sherburne County (7)  AnokaCounty(22) Anoka County (22)  BentonCounty(2) Benton County (2)  HennepinCounty(199) Hennepin County (199)  IsantiCounty(3) Isanti County (3)  MilleLacsCounty(1) Mille Lacs County (1)  StearnsCounty(30) Stearns County (30)  WrightCounty(12) Wright County (12)
Elk River is the county seat for Sherburne County
Adjacent to Sherburne County, Minnesota
      Anoka County (22)  
      Benton County (2)  
      Hennepin County (199)  
      Isanti County (3)  
      Mille Lacs County (1)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Wright County (12)  
 
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1Minnesota, Sherburne County, Becker — The Fox Family
This Sherburne County landmark was once home to the Fox family of Santiago Township. Though the house and family grew and changed, this original 1876 structure remained part of the home until it was sold in 1968. Placed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m199373) HM
2Minnesota, Sherburne County, Elk River — Geology of the Elk River Region
      Minnesota was largely covered by glaciers many times during the last million years. The ice flowed across the state from both the northeast and the northwest. As it advanced along separate paths, it scraped up, crushed, and carried with it . . . Map (db m69965) HM
3Minnesota, Sherburne County, Elk River — Grange ShrineOliver Hudson Kelley Home
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry was founded in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 1867. This date marks the birth of organized agriculture on American soil. Oliver Hudson Kelley first advanced the idea of a farm fraternity. As . . . Map (db m69902) HM
4Minnesota, Sherburne County, St. Cloud — First Granite Quarry
In the spring of 1868 Breen & Young opened the first commercial granite quarry in Minn. on the site of the present State Reformatory just west of this point. From this beginning the industry has developed into a business involving millions of . . . Map (db m207135) HM
5Minnesota, Sherburne County, St. Cloud — The First Granite Quarry
In the spring of 1868 the firm of Breen & Young opened the first commercial granite quarry in Minnesota on the site of what is now the St. Cloud Reformatory. Their first order was for stone for the corners, steps, and trimmings of the U.S. Custom . . . Map (db m212318) HM
6Minnesota, Sherburne County, St. Cloud — The Red River TrailGreat River Road Minnesota
Long before a paved highway ran past this spot, there was an important road here: the Red River Trail. From the late 1830s through the early 1870s, thousands of heavy wood carts bearing furs and other treasures passed over the trail from the . . . Map (db m212343) HM
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7Minnesota, Sherburne County, St. Cloud — These Walls Do Talk
The Minnesota State Reformatory for Men was constructed in stages from 1889 to 1922. The facility, designed to hold 1,000 inmates, was originally a prison for young offenders, 16 to 30 years old, with the intent of transforming them into productive . . . Map (db m212542) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023