Stillwater, Minnesota

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Stillwater, Minnesota
Birthplace of Minnesota
State Minnesota
Washington County, Minnesota
Year founded 1843
Year Incorporated 1854
Country: United States
Population 18,112
Official web site:

Stillwater is a dynamic and historic community nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River, one of America's protected Wild and Scenic Waterways. The town was founded by settlers drawn by the area's then-abundant lumber and river traffic, making it one of Minnesota's oldest towns, predating Minneapolis by several years. Stillwater was officially incorporated as a city March 4, 1854. Stillwater is often referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota. In 1848, a territorial convention that began the process of establishing Minnesota as a state was held in Stillwater at the corner of Myrtle and Main Streets. Minnesota officially became a territory in 1849 and became a state in 1858. Today, Stillwater is known for its rich historical structures and sites.


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Buildings in Stillwater, Minnesota

# Street Neighborhood
112 North Main Street, Stillwater Minnesota 112112 Main Street N
C.H. Carli Photographic Studio, 2nd Street and Mulberry Street, Stillwater, Minnesota (Razed) 2nd Street
Martin W. Hanks House, 1312 4th Street South, Stillwater, Minnesota 13121,312 4th Street S South Hill, Stillwater, Minnesota
Stillwater Carnegie Public Library, 224 3rd Street North, Stillwater, Minnesota 224224 3rd Street N Downtown Historic District, Stillwater, Minnesota
Thomas Sinclair House, 402 North 4th Street, Stillwater, Minnesota 402402 4th Street N North Hill, Stillwater, Minnesota

Structures in Stillwater, Minnesota

# Street Neighborhood
Stillwater Lift Bridge, St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota and Houlton, Wisconsin

Sites in Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater State Prison, Stillwater, Minnesota

Tours in Stillwater, Minnesota

Related Links

Stillwater's Heirloom and Landmark Sites Program

Stillwater's Wikipedia Listing

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