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Anderson House, Cottonwood. 1973

Anderson House, Cottonwood. 1973
Lyon Census Information
Estab:  March 6, 1868
Parent County:  Redwood
Lyon county with county seat

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Lyon County

GHENT, a city in section 15 of Grandview, platted in June 1878 by the Winona and St. Peter Railroad and incorporated May 15, 1899, at first bore the name of the township but was renamed in September 1881 for the ancient city of Ghent in Belgium, in compliment to Belgian colonists coming in 1880-81, who were led by Bishop John Ireland to settle in this part of the county. The post office was established as Grandview in 1874; however, in 1882 a residents' petition requesting the name be changed to Ghent was granted, the railroad changing the name of the station as well.