Ash Creek, Minnesota

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Ash Creek, Minnesota
Ash Creek, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Ash Creek, Minnesota
Ash Creek, Minnesota
Ash Creek, Minnesota is located in the US
Ash Creek, Minnesota
Ash Creek, Minnesota
Coordinates: 43°32′18″N 96°11′39″W / 43.53833°N 96.19417°W / 43.53833; -96.19417Coordinates: 43°32′18″N 96°11′39″W / 43.53833°N 96.19417°W / 43.53833; -96.19417
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyRock County
TownshipClinton Township
Elevation
1,394 ft (425 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)507
GNIS feature ID639466[1]

Ash Creek is an unincorporated community in Clinton Township, Rock County, Minnesota, United States. The community took its name from nearby Ash Creek.[2]

Ash Creek is located one mile east of U.S. Route 75, 6 miles south of Interstate 90 and 3 miles north of the Iowa state line.

Nearby places include Luverne, Steen, Kanaranzi, and Hills.

History[edit]

The community of Ash Creek was founded by English investor Col. Alfred Grey, who owned the townsite and a large extent of land in southwestern Minnesota. Some of its streets were named in honor of Col. Grey, being named as Colonel, Alfred, and Grey.[3] The community had a post office from 1871 until 1939.[4]

Politics[edit]

Ash Creek is located in Minnesota's 1st congressional district, represented by Mankato educator Tim Walz, a Democrat. At the state level, Ash Creek is located in Senate District 22, represented by Republican Doug Magnus, and in House District 22A, represented by Republican Joe Schomacker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ash Creek, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 167.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 466.
  4. ^ "Rock County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 April 2015.