Reads Landing, Minnesota

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Reads Landing, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Reads Landing, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Reads Landing, Minnesota
Reads Landing, Minnesota
Reads Landing, Minnesota is located in the US
Reads Landing, Minnesota
Reads Landing, Minnesota
Location of the community of Reads Landing
within Pepin Township, Wabasha County
Coordinates: 44°24′08″N 92°04′45″W / 44.40222°N 92.07917°W / 44.40222; -92.07917Coordinates: 44°24′08″N 92°04′45″W / 44.40222°N 92.07917°W / 44.40222; -92.07917
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Wabasha County
Township Pepin Township
Elevation 709 ft (216 m)
Population (2014)
 • Total 164
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55968
Area code(s) 651
GNIS feature ID 649857[1]

Reads Landing is an unincorporated community in Pepin Township, Wabasha County, Minnesota, United States, along the Mississippi River.

The community is located between Lake City and Wabasha along U.S. Highway 61 at the junction with Wabasha County Road 77.

Nearby places include Wabasha, Lake City, Camp Lacupolis, and Maple Springs.

Reads Landing is located within section 24 of Pepin Township. Other nearby places include Reads Landing Park and Reads Landing Overlook.

History[edit]

Reads Landing was platted in 1856.[2] Around 1878, the community had various commercial and transportation buildings, but later those businesses moved to Wabasha.[3] The post office began in 1850 and still operates today. At one time, Reads Landing was considered a possible site for the Minnesota state capital.[4]

The old Reads Landing School Building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, houses the Wabasha County Museum.[5]

Notable people[edit]

  • James Huff Stout (1848–1910), former Wisconsin legislator and businessman; lived in Reads Landing.[6]

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