Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo
Townships and Villages banner
John A. Samborn, Deutsche Apotheke, Mankato. 1881

John A. Samborn, Deutsche Apotheke, Mankato. 1881
 
Blue Earth Census Information
 
Estab:  March 5, 1853
Parent Counties:  Unorganized Territory, Dakota
 
 
 
Blue Earth county with county seat
 

Southeast region of Minnesota Southwest region of Minnesota Northwest region of Minnesota Northeast region of Minnesota Central region of Minnesota

SEARCH FOR A NAME
 
Go to Mn. Place Names Home page
Blue Earth
Go to Blue Earth County Towns page
Go to Blue Earth Lakes & Streams page
Go to Blue Earth People page
Go to Blue Earth Other Items page
Go to Blue Earth names from other languages or places page
  Your search for Lake Crystal in Blue Earth County returned the following:

Blue Earth County

LAKE CRYSTAL, a railway village and junction, platted in May 1869, incorporated by the legislature February 24, 1870, was named by Gen. Judson W. Bishop of St. Paul, engineer of the survey and construction of this railway, for the adjoining lake, which, according to Stennett, "was named by John C. Frémont and J. N. Nicollet, who explored the country around it in 1838, because of the unusual brilliancy and crystal purity of its waters." (This lake and the others near are unnamed on Joseph N. Nicollet's map, 1843.) The village was known as Loon Lake when its post office was established in 1867, the name changing in 1869.