Waterford, Minnesota

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Waterford, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Waterford, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Waterford, Minnesota
Waterford, Minnesota
Location of the community of Waterford
within Waterford Township, Dakota County
Coordinates: 44°29′02″N 93°08′35″W / 44.48389°N 93.14306°W / 44.48389; -93.14306Coordinates: 44°29′02″N 93°08′35″W / 44.48389°N 93.14306°W / 44.48389; -93.14306
Country  United States
State  Minnesota
County Dakota County
Township Waterford Township
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
ZIP code 55057
GNIS feature ID 653833[1]

Waterford is an unincorporated community in Waterford Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, United States.

Geography[edit]

Waterford is located immediately northeast of Northfield at the junction of State Highway 3 (MN 3) and Northfield Boulevard / Dakota County Road 47. Nearby places also include Randolph and Castle Rock. The Cannon River flows through the community.

Waterford lies in the southern part of Dakota County. The boundary line between Dakota and Rice counties is nearby.

History[edit]

A post office called Waterford was established in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.[2] The community took its name from Waterford Township.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waterford, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Dakota County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 168.