Blakeley, Minnesota

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Blakeley, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Blakeley, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Blakeley, Minnesota
Blakeley, Minnesota
Location of the community of Blakeley
within Blakeley Township, Scott County
Blakeley, Minnesota is located in the US
Blakeley, Minnesota
Blakeley, Minnesota
Blakeley, Minnesota (the US)
Coordinates: 44°36′39″N 93°51′12″W / 44.61083°N 93.85333°W / 44.61083; -93.85333Coordinates: 44°36′39″N 93°51′12″W / 44.61083°N 93.85333°W / 44.61083; -93.85333
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Scott
Township Blakeley Township
Elevation 745 ft (227 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56011
Area code(s) 952 and 507
GNIS feature ID 640253[1]

Blakeley is an unincorporated community in Blakeley Township, Scott County, Minnesota, United States, along the Minnesota River. The community is located west-southwest of Belle Plaine near the junction of Scott County Roads 1, 6, and 60.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 94
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

Geography[edit]

Nearby places include Belle Plaine, Henderson, Green Isle, and Blakeley Bluffs Regional Park Reserve.[3] U.S. Highway 169 is also in the immediate area.

History[edit]

Blakeley was laid out in 1867.[4] It was named for Russell Blakely, a Minnesota businessperson in transportation.[4][5] A post office was established in Blakeley in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blakeley, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". 
  3. ^ Minnesota Place Names. Minnesota Historical Society. Accessed August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ a b 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. 169. 
  5. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 507. 
  6. ^ "Scott County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 3 April 2015.