Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

About 7 miles south of Hastings, Chimney Rock in Marshan Township was a largely-visited 40-foot high chimney shaped sandstone outcropping rising above the wooded prairie in section 31. As described in 1905, Chimney Rock “is the most picturesque and perfect example of a columnar rock weathering in Minnesota.”

It served as a guide post for early settlers and travelers in the area.

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