Simpson, Minnesota

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Simpson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Simpson, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Simpson, Minnesota
Simpson, Minnesota
Location of the community of Simpson
within Pleasant Grove Township, Olmsted County
Coordinates: 43°55′26″N 92°24′36″W / 43.92389°N 92.41000°W / 43.92389; -92.41000Coordinates: 43°55′26″N 92°24′36″W / 43.92389°N 92.41000°W / 43.92389; -92.41000
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Olmsted
Township Pleasant Grove Township
Elevation 1,270 ft (390 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55904
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 652079[1]

Simpson is an unincorporated community in Pleasant Grove Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States, near Rochester and Stewartville. The community is located along Olmsted County Road 1 (Simpson Road) near County Road 16 and 68th Street SE. Whitney Creek flows nearby.


Simpson was platted in 1890, and named for Thomas Simpson, a railroad official.[2] A post office was established at Simpson in 1890, and remained in operation until 1956.[3]


  1. ^ "Simpson, 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. 388. 
  3. ^ "Olmsted County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 July 2015.