Crown, Minnesota

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Crown, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Crown, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Crown, Minnesota
Crown, Minnesota
Crown, Minnesota is located in the US
Crown, Minnesota
Crown, Minnesota
Location of the community of Crown
within Stanford Township, Isanti County
Coordinates: 45°26′41″N 93°27′37″W / 45.44472°N 93.46028°W / 45.44472; -93.46028Coordinates: 45°26′41″N 93°27′37″W / 45.44472°N 93.46028°W / 45.44472; -93.46028
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Isanti
Township Stanford Township
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 763
GNIS feature ID 642513[1]

Crown is an unincorporated community in Stanford Township, Isanti County, Minnesota, United States. The community is located north of St. Francis.

Isanti County Roads 7 and 8 are two of the main routes in the community. State Highway 47 (MN 47) and U.S. Highway 169 are nearby.

History[edit]

Crown was founded in the late 19th century by primarily German immigrants. It had a creamery, two stores with bars, a blacksmith shop, a car repair shop, and a German Lutheran Church.

The Lemke family owned the remaining community store from 1905 to 2005, when it was sold and renamed "Crown Gas and Goodies".

In 2008, a fire destroyed the County Line Bar and Grill, formerly Herlinger's general store, and the Farmers Cooperative Mercantile Company of West Stanford it reopened January 2013 at the same location. Crown largely consists of the store, County Line Bar, and Zion Lutheran Church and School one mile north of Crown.

References[edit]

  • Rand McNally Road Atlas – 2007 edition – Minnesota entry
  • Official State of Minnesota Highway Map – 2013/2014 edition