Potsdam, Minnesota

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Potsdam, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Potsdam, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Potsdam, Minnesota
Potsdam, Minnesota
Potsdam, Minnesota is located in the US
Potsdam, Minnesota
Potsdam, Minnesota
Location of the community of Potsdam
within Farmington Township, Olmsted County
Coordinates: 44°09′56″N 92°20′21″W / 44.16556°N 92.33917°W / 44.16556; -92.33917Coordinates: 44°09′56″N 92°20′21″W / 44.16556°N 92.33917°W / 44.16556; -92.33917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Township Farmington Township
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55932
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 649691[1]

Potsdam is an unincorporated community in Farmington Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States, near Elgin and Rochester. The community is located along State Highway 247 (MN 247) near Olmsted County Road 11. The boundary line between Olmsted and Wabasha counties is nearby.

History[edit]

Potsdam was laid out in about 1860, and named after Potsdam, in Germany.[2] A post office was established at Potsdam in 1873, and remained in operation until 1905.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potsdam, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 387. 
  3. ^ "Olmsted County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 July 2015.