Douglas, Olmsted County, Minnesota

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This article is about the unincorporated community in Olmsted County. For the county named Douglas, see Douglas County, Minnesota. For the ghost town in Washington County named Point Douglas, see Point Douglas, Minnesota.
Douglas, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Douglas, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Douglas, Minnesota
Douglas, Minnesota
Douglas, Minnesota is located in the US
Douglas, Minnesota
Douglas, Minnesota
Location of the community of Douglas
within Olmsted County
Coordinates: 44°06′29″N 92°34′26″W / 44.10806°N 92.57389°W / 44.10806; -92.57389Coordinates: 44°06′29″N 92°34′26″W / 44.10806°N 92.57389°W / 44.10806; -92.57389
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Township Kalmar Township and
New Haven Township
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55960
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 642905[1]

Douglas is an unincorporated community in Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. The community is located along 75th Street NW (County 14) near its junction with County Road 3. Douglas is located within Kalmar Township and New Haven Township. Nearby places include Oronoco, Rochester, and the Douglas State Trail. The community is about two miles from the city of Rochester.

It was named for Harrison Douglass, the original owner of the town site.[2][3] A post office was established at Douglas in 1878, and remained in operation until 1963.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Douglas, Olmsted County, 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. 65. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 386. 
  4. ^ "Olmsted County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2015.