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

 

Learn more about these other Historic Sites in Dakota County.

William Thompson’s beautiful French Second Empire style house was built in 1880.Thompson was born in Maine in 1832 and came to Minnesota in 1857. A wheat buyer for the Little Cannon Flour Mills in...
319 West 2nd StreetBuilt in 1861, 2-1/2 stories, cupolas, Italian Villa, limestone, bracketed cornice.
The Union cemetery in Greenvale is the final resting place for many of the township’s Manx settlers who came from the Isle of Man off the coast of England.
Named for red clay banks, the Vermillion river crosses the County before descending in falls and rapids to the Mississippi. Its waters powered three Hastings flour mills at the end of the “Pioneer...
The village of Etter in Ravenna Township fell victim to the rising waters of the Mississippi River and was evacuated in 1981. The school, which served as Ravenna Township's town hall, has been moved...

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