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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Meeker County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Meeker 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 Meeker County, MN (21) Kandiyohi County, MN (50) McLeod County, MN (10) Renville County, MN (44) Stearns County, MN (30) Wright County, MN (12)  MeekerCounty(21) Meeker County (21)  KandiyohiCounty(50) Kandiyohi County (50)  McLeodCounty(10) McLeod County (10)  RenvilleCounty(44) Renville County (44)  StearnsCounty(30) Stearns County (30)  WrightCounty(12) Wright County (12)
Litchfield is the county seat for Meeker County
Adjacent to Meeker County, Minnesota
      Kandiyohi County (50)  
      McLeod County (10)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Wright County (12)  
 
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1Minnesota, Meeker County, Acton — Battle of Acton
On County Highway 23 at 550th Avenue, on the left when traveling east on County Highway 23.
During the U.S. – Dakota War, a battle between Dakota soldiers led by Taoyateduta or Little Crow and Tunkanhnamani (Walks Under A Sacred Stone) and Co. B, 9th Minn. Inf. Regt. made up of new recruits and civilians led by Capt. Richard Strout, . . . Map (db m70617) HM
2Minnesota, Meeker County, Darwin — Daniel A. Cross
On County Highway 18 at 655th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on County Highway 18.
Killed By Indians In Sioux Uprising September 20, 1862 440 Yards SouthMap (db m69759) HM
3Minnesota, Meeker County, Dassel — Dassel Area Veterans Memorial
On Parker Avenue East (U.S. 12) at Guy Street, on the left when traveling east on Parker Avenue East.
To Honor and Remember All Veterans who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America seals of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Disabled American Veterans American Legion Dedicated on . . . Map (db m70446) WM
4Minnesota, Meeker County, Dassel — West End Elevator
On 4th Street at Atlantic Avenue West, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street.
Symbolic of agriculture, Dassel's lifeline, the West End Elevator is commonly known to its users as the Dassel Farmers' Elevator. Since its construction in 1885, the area's farmers have brought their corn, oats, wheat, beans, flax, rye, and . . . Map (db m76500) HM
5Minnesota, Meeker County, Eden Valley — Eden Valley Veterans Memorial
On State Street (State Highway 22) north of Meeker Avenue (State Highway 55), on the left when traveling north.
To Honor and Remember All Veterans Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated 2008Map (db m70337) WM
6Minnesota, Meeker County, Forest City — Forest City War Memorial
On State Highway 24 at milepost 6 at County Highway 2, on the left when traveling north on State Highway 24.
In Grateful Memory of Those Who Served in World War II • 1st Lt. Donald I. Booth Born Dec. 8, 1921 Died June 5, 1944 • P.F.C. Robert Caswell Born Mar. 13, 1925 Died July 23, 1944 • S/Sgt. Edward O. Johnson Born Nov. . . . Map (db m78680) WM
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7Minnesota, Meeker County, Forest City — Site of Forest City Stockade
Near 309th Street, 0.2 miles east of Minnesota Highway 24, on the left when traveling east.
On September 3, 1862 during the Sioux Uprising the citizens of Forest City erected upon this site a stockade for the defense against Indians. Early next morning, soon after some 240 people had taken refuge there, the stockade was attacked. The . . . Map (db m74620) HM
8Minnesota, Meeker County, Greenleaf — St. Columban Cemetery — Greenleaf Township
Near County Road 18, 1.8 miles west of State Highway 22, on the right when traveling west.
         This monument marks the site of St. Columban Church and Cemetery. Beginning in 1858, mass and sacraments were celebrated in the homes of the early settlers by Benedictine Monks from St. Cloud friory, who came periodically on horseback. . . . Map (db m70775) HM
9Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — 12 — Acton State Monument
On 248th Street, 0.2 miles west of Minnesota Highway 4, on the right when traveling west.
This marks the spot where the first blood was shed in the Sioux Indian Outbreak Aug. 17, 1862 Victims: Robinson Jones • Ann Baker-Jones • Howard Baker • Viranus Webster • Clara D. Wilson Bodies of these Victims are buried in Ness . . . Map (db m70373) HM WM
10Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — Andreas Olson
On County Highway 23, 0.3 miles east of County Highway 32, on the left when traveling east.
Killed By Indians In Sioux Uprising 500 Feet Northwest August 22, 1862Map (db m70023) HM WM
11Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — Arndahl Lutheran Church — 1868 – 1991
On 230th Street, 0.2 miles west of Minnesota Highway 4, on the left when traveling west.
On November 26th, 1990 Arndahl Lutheran Church was destroyed by a fire. We are left with many memories of our church and its people. We dedicate this monument to our church-going fore-fathers who did so much to build the kingdom of God in this . . . Map (db m70605) HM
12Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — The Acton Incident
On 248th Street, 0.2 miles west of Minnesota Highway 4, on the right when traveling west.
  On August 17, 1862, four young Dakota hunters, returning to their hungry families from an unsuccessful hunt, argued about stealing food from white settlers. Sungigidan, Kaomdeiyeyedan, Nagiwicakte, and Pazoiyopa dared each other this: who among . . . Map (db m70357) HM
13Minnesota, Meeker County, Hutchinson — Chief Little Crow
On County Highway 18, 0.6 miles west of State Highway 15, on the left when traveling west.
. . . Map (db m70203) HM
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14Minnesota, Meeker County, Kingston — Kingston Veterans Memorial
On County Highway 27 at 722nd Avenue (County Highway 19), on the right when traveling east on County Highway 27.
(POW/MIA Logo ) (Military Service Emblems) Coast Guard • Navy • Marines • Army • Air ForceMap (db m75066) WM
15Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Civil War Monument
Near South Sibley Avenue (State Highway 22) 1.1 miles south of Depot Street (U.S. 12), on the left when traveling south.
The Grand Army of the Republic Badge To the Honor and Memory of the Loyal Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 to 1865.Map (db m70784) WM
16Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — G.A.R. Hall
On North Marshall Avenue north of East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north.
The Grand Army of the Republic was an organization established in 1866 by Union veterans of the Civil War to preserve friendships, honor fallen comrades, and aid widows and the handicapped. It was wielded great political influence in the years . . . Map (db m70427) HM
17Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Grand Army of the Republic Hall / Litchfield's Historic Downtown
On East 3rd Street at North Sibley Avenue (U.S. 12) on East 3rd Street.
Grand Army of the Republic Hall This brick fortress style building across from Central Park was built in 1885 by Civil War Union soldiers to help promote veterans causes and to provide assistance to veterans and their families. The . . . Map (db m70793) HM
18Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Legion Memorial Park
On South Sibley Avenue (County Highway 22) at South Ripley Drive, on the right when traveling south on South Sibley Avenue.
Legion Memorial Park 1994 In Memory Of And Dedicated To Veterans Of All Wars American Legion Post 104Map (db m70837) WM
19Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — 3 — Ness Cemetery State Monument
On 580th Avenue, 0.5 miles north of County Highway 23, on the right when traveling north.
First Blood In memory of the first five victims of the great Indian massacre of August 1862, and buried here in one grave Robinson Jones • Viranus Webster • Howard Baker • Ann Baker • Clara D. Wilson Erected by the State in 1878 . . . Map (db m70407) HM WM
20Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Ness Lutheran Church — Ness Memorial Cemetery
On 580th Avenue, 0.5 miles north of County Highway 23, on the right when traveling north.
    The first pioneers to settle in this area arrived by July, 1856, three months after their oxen-drawn prairie schooners left Rock County, Wisconsin. They were the families of Henrik H. Thoen, Ole H. Ness, Nels H. Colberg and bachelors Ole H. . . . Map (db m92468) HM
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21Minnesota, Meeker County, Watkins — Veterans Park
On Veterans Drive west of Central Avenue South (County Highway 2), on the right when traveling west.
Honoring All Our Veterans Veterans Park Dedicated Monday, May 28, 1990Map (db m70321) WM
 
 
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Jan. 31, 2023