Simpson, Minnesota

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Simpson, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Simpson, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Simpson, Minnesota
Simpson, Minnesota
Simpson, Minnesota is located in the US
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.

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.