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

 

Learn more about these other Historic Sites in Dakota County.

Location: 1746 Oakdale Ave. (Razed)Jacob and Regina Marthaler, who settled in Dakota County in 1857, built this stone structure in 1863 at a cost of $400. The main part of the house was constructed...
Location: Minnesota Highway 55When it opened on November 8, 1926, the Mendota Bridge was the longest continuous concrete-arch bridge in the world, measuring 4,119 feet. Great fanfare occasioned the...
Location: Minnesota Highway 55The Minnesota River Ferry operated as early as 1839 moving people and goods to and from Fort Snelling. Early Mendota area roads all terminated at the ferry crossing...
In 1915 the City of Mendota felt it needed somewhere to locally hold criminals and constructed a two cell jail. The jail is no longer used by law enforcement.However, the Mendota Jail is opened to...
Location: 8th and Vermillion StreetsThe Methodist Church is the oldest church building in Hastings. Built in 1862 as the Methodist Episcopal Church, it is a simple clapboard building combining...

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