San Francisco, Minnesota

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San Francisco is an abandoned townsite in San Francisco Township[1] in Carver County, Minnesota, United States.

History[edit]

San Francisco was first settled in 1854 and named by the founder, William Foster, after the city in California.[2] It was reportedly the original county seat of Carver County, Minnesota, but lost that status to Chaska a year later.[3] The town lasted about ten years from its founding and had a post office from 1856 until 1858 and again from 1861 until 1862.[4] It still existed as a town in 1870, as there is a U.S. federal census record for it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Francisco Township". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. p. 608. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 
  3. ^ San Francisco - Ghost Town
  4. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names, A Geographical Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition. Saint Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society. pp. 88, 89. ISBN 0-87351-396-7. 

Coordinates: 44°41′52″N 93°42′08″W / 44.6977406°N 93.7021821°W / 44.6977406; -93.7021821