Place Names in the Minnesota River Basin


The names of places in the Minnesota River Basin tell stories that provide insight into the rich history of the region. You can explore some place names in the basin by name (below) or by clicking on the map.

Visit Minnesota Historical Society's interactive map "Minnesota is a Dakota Place" for more information.

Watersheds | Blue Earth | Chippewa | Cottonwood | Hawk Creek | Lac qui Parle | Le Sueur | Pomme de Terre | Redwood | Watonwan | Yellow Medicine | Minnesota River |


Upham, Warren (1969) Minnesota Geographic Names. Minnesota Historical Society: St. Paul, MN
Durand, Paul (1994) Where the Waters Gather and the Rivers Meet: An Atlas of the Eastern Sioux. Prior Lake, MN
Minnesota Place Names

This page was last updated 4/5/15