Traveling west, just 12 miles from Willmar on Highway 23, is the
vibrant small town of Raymond. It’s where you’ll find a safe
neighborhood with a variety of fun and family-friendly recreational
opportunities to keep residents active and healthy. In fact, it’s where
two of the county’s largest recreational businesses are located—Tensen
Marine and Apol’s Harley Davidson.
Raymond takes great pride in the fact that it has established such a
well-rounded community. Don’t be surprised to find a cook-out or
community picnic after church on Sunday or a patriotic celebration
honoring the veterans who’ve fought for our country. The neighborhoods
are not only friendly, but also safe for kids to race their bikes to one
of the many parks. It’s hard to fully understand all of the reasons why
“Everybody Loves Raymond” until you experience it for yourself!
Raymond was platted in 1887, and named for Raymond Spicer, the son of a first settler. A post office has been in operation at Raymond since 1889.