Perth, Minnesota

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Perth
Perth is located in Minnesota
Perth
Perth
Coordinates: 44°04′07″N 94°21′32″W / 44.06861°N 94.35889°W / 44.06861; -94.35889
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyBlue Earth County
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)

Perth is an unincorporated community in Blue Earth County, in the U.S. state of Minnesota.[1]

History[edit]

Perth was originally called Iceland.[2] A post office called Iceland was in operation from 1867 until 1871.[3] The present name of Perth, after Perth, Scotland, was adopted in 1905.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Perth, Minnesota
  2. ^ 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. 186.
  3. ^ "Blue Earth County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 62.

Coordinates: 44°04′47″N 94°21′32″W / 44.07972°N 94.35889°W / 44.07972; -94.35889