Maple Lake, MN

Town in Wright County, MN

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About Maple Lake, MN

Minnesota, established as a territory in 1849, had nine counties and 6,077 population by 1850. In 1851, under the Treaties of Traverse Des Sioux, the federal government bought this territory. In 1854, the land was surveyed. On February 20, 1855, Wright County was created. The county is named after Silas Wright, a politician from Orange County, New York. Organization of the county administration, surveying, school districts, and road construction made up much of the first year’s business for the county commissioners. In 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state in the Union.

The history of the city of Maple Lake begins in the mid 1850’s. Early maps of Wright County illustrate a number of villages which included a city labeled “Geneva” located on the northwest shore on Maple Lake. Early pioneers came to Maple Lake to farm but, in 1857, C. H. Hackett surveyed a 200 plat and named it “Geneva”. The 1857 severe depression caused a financial panic which resulted in failure of the development of the city of “Geneva”. The city of “Geneva” never materialized but the town site of Maple Lake was established in 1858 with the establishment of a mail site.

Businesses of Maple Lake, MN

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Wright County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Wright County, MN page.