Viola, Minnesota

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Viola, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Viola, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Viola, Minnesota
Viola, Minnesota
Location of the community of Viola
within Viola Township, Olmsted County
Viola, Minnesota is located in the US
Viola, Minnesota
Viola, Minnesota
Viola, Minnesota (the US)
Coordinates: 44°03′48″N 92°16′06″W / 44.06333°N 92.26833°W / 44.06333; -92.26833Coordinates: 44°03′48″N 92°16′06″W / 44.06333°N 92.26833°W / 44.06333; -92.26833
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyOlmsted
TownshipViola Township
Elevation1,155 ft (352 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code55934
Area code(s)507
GNIS feature ID653671[1]

Viola is an unincorporated community in Viola Township, Olmsted County, Minnesota, United States. It is the site of a yearly Gopher Count festival, which began in 1874.

The community is located along Olmsted County Road 2 (Viola Road) near 105th Avenue NE and Center Street. State Highway 42 (MN 42) and Olmsted County Road 24 are also in the immediate area. Nearby places include Eyota, Elgin, and Rochester.

The North Fork of the Whitewater River flows through the community.

History[edit]

Viola was platted in 1878.[2] The community was named for Viola Buck, the wife of a settler.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viola, 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. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 134.

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