Cresson, Minnesota

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Cresson is an unincorporated community (Class Code U6) located in Pipestone County, Minnesota at latitude 44.111 and longitude -96.435 (Cresson Panoramio Photos). The elevation is 1,673 feet. Cresson appears on the Elkton SW U.S. Geological Survey Map.[1][2]

Close to the bordering states of South Dakota to the west and Iowa to the south, Cresson lies in rural southwest Minnesota near the Pipestone National Monument, a National Park Service property established in 1937. The monument's 301 acres protect tallgrass prairie and quarries of red pipestone, or catlinite, traditionally used by Native Americans to make pipes.[3]


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Coordinates: 44°06′40″N 96°26′07″W / 44.11111°N 96.43528°W / 44.11111; -96.43528