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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Meeker County, MN (21) Kandiyohi County, MN (76) McLeod County, MN (10) Renville County, MN (44) Stearns County, MN (30) Wright County, MN (12)  MeekerCounty(21) Meeker County (21)  KandiyohiCounty(76) Kandiyohi County (76)  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 (76)  
      McLeod County (10)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Wright County (12)  
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1 Minnesota, Meeker County, Acton — Battle of Acton
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
2 Minnesota, Meeker County, Darwin — Daniel A. Cross
Killed By Indians In Sioux Uprising September 20, 1862 440 Yards SouthMap (db m69759) HM
3 Minnesota, Meeker County, Dassel — Dassel Area Veterans Memorial
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
4 Minnesota, Meeker County, Dassel — West End Elevator
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
5 Minnesota, Meeker County, Eden Valley — Eden Valley Veterans Memorial
To Honor and Remember All Veterans Who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated 2008Map (db m70337) WM
6 Minnesota, Meeker County, Forest City — Forest City War Memorial
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
7 Minnesota, Meeker County, Forest City — Site of Forest City Stockade
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
8 Minnesota, Meeker County, Greenleaf — St. Columban CemeteryGreenleaf Township
         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
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9 Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — 12 — Acton State Monument
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
10 Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — Andreas Olson
Killed By Indians In Sioux Uprising 500 Feet Northwest August 22, 1862Map (db m70023) HM WM
11 Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — Arndahl Lutheran Church1868 – 1991
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
12 Minnesota, Meeker County, Grove City — The Acton Incident
  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
13 Minnesota, Meeker County, Hutchinson — Chief Little Crow
. . . Map (db m70203) HM
14 Minnesota, Meeker County, Kingston — Kingston Veterans Memorial
(POW/MIA Logo ) (Military Service Emblems) Coast Guard • Navy • Marines • Army • Air ForceMap (db m75066) WM
15 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Civil War Monument
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
16 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — G.A.R. Hall
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
17 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Grand Army of the Republic Hall / Litchfield's Historic Downtown
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
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18 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Legion Memorial Park
Legion Memorial Park 1994 In Memory Of And Dedicated To Veterans Of All Wars American Legion Post 104Map (db m70837) WM
19 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — 3 — Ness Cemetery State Monument
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
20 Minnesota, Meeker County, Litchfield — Ness Lutheran ChurchNess Memorial Cemetery
    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
21 Minnesota, Meeker County, Watkins — Veterans Park
Honoring All Our Veterans Veterans Park Dedicated Monday, May 28, 1990Map (db m70321) WM
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Sep. 22, 2023