Downer, Minnesota

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Downer, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Downer is located in Minnesota
Downer
Downer
Downer is located in the US
Downer
Downer
Coordinates: 46°45′15″N 96°29′13″W / 46.75417°N 96.48694°W / 46.75417; -96.48694Coordinates: 46°45′15″N 96°29′13″W / 46.75417°N 96.48694°W / 46.75417; -96.48694
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyClay
Elevation968 ft (295 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)218
GNIS feature ID642918[1]

Downer is an unincorporated community in Clay County, Minnesota, United States.[1]

The community is located between Moorhead and Barnesville at the junction of Minnesota State Highway 9 and County Road 10 (90th Avenue South).[2]

Interstate 94 is nearby.

Downer contained a post office from 1886 until 1954.[3] The community was named by the railroad.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Downer, Minnesota
  2. ^ Rand McNally Road Atlas - 2007 edition - Minnesota entry
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Downer Post Office (historical)
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 115.