Homer, Minnesota

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Homer, Minnesota
Census-designated place (CDP) and Unincorporated community
Homer, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Homer, Minnesota
Homer, Minnesota
Location of the community of Homer
within Homer Township, Winona County
Coordinates: 44°01′17″N 91°33′24″W / 44.02139°N 91.55667°W / 44.02139; -91.55667Coordinates: 44°01′17″N 91°33′24″W / 44.02139°N 91.55667°W / 44.02139; -91.55667
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Winona County
Township Homer Township
Area[1]
 • Total 1.229 sq mi (3.18 km2)
 • Land 1.186 sq mi (3.07 km2)
 • Water 0.043 sq mi (0.11 km2)
Elevation 692 ft (211 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 181
 • Density 150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55987
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 645149[3]

Homer is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Homer Township, Winona County, Minnesota, United States, on the south bank of the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 181.[2]

Geography[edit]

The community is located to the immediate southeast of the city of Winona along Highways 61 and 14, near the junction with Winona County Road 15. Pleasant Valley Creek and Homer Creek both flow nearby. Nearby places include Winona, Lamoille, Pickwick, Donehower, Dakota, and Dresbach.

History[edit]

Homer was platted in 1855, and named after Homer, New York.[4] The community contained a post office from 1855 until 1960.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Homer, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 582. 
  5. ^ "Winona County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

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